Total loan: $300

Kayal Group

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Tanjore, Tamil Nadu, TN, India / Personal Use

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A loan helped to buy a smokeless stove.

Kayal Group's story

Given its abundance, firewood is a common domestic fuel in India, especially in rural households. Mariyammal, who hails from Maiyaladuthurai in Tanjore district of Tamil Nadu, cooks food using a makeshift cookstove that runs on firewood. Many women living in her neighborhood are dependent on similar cookstoves and firewood. Unfortunately, these women are putting themselves at the brink of contracting fatal lung diseases such as lung cancer, pneumonia, bronchitis, etc., as they inhale a high volume of smoke emanating from burning firewood every day. Mariyammal has teamed up with eleven other women to purchase low-smoke cookstoves available in the market. All these women earn a living by small livelihood activities. Their earnings are not sufficient to purchase the smokeless stoves. So, they wish to borrow an amount of INR 16,800 to buy twelve low-smoke cookstoves. A loan from you will help them breathe safer air while preparing food for their families.