Providing access to clean cooking fuels in Dhaka slums

Website Photography by Nazmul Hassan Shanji

The problem

65% of households use firewood for cooking, a hugely harmful practice particularly affecting women.

Women spend four to six hours a day collecting or purchasing firewood, attending to fires and cooking.

Smoke inhalation and radiated heat are major contributors to poor health as well as frequent accidents and injuries.

Smelling of wood smoke is a stigma associated with poverty. Many residents expressed their shame about using firewood for cooking.


The solution

Give a stove and you give health and dignity

Providing a small gas stove to replace wood burning is transformational, particularly for women, in terms of health, education, livelihood and dignity.


Can you help, just a bit?


Buy one gas stove for $40 to help a family save their health, reduce the stigma of poverty and improve their overall wellbeing

Contact us

Our team is split between Brisbane (fundraising and administration) and Dhaka (stove sourcing, delivery and installation).

We can be contacted on or via the online form.


Fuel for Change is an Incorporated Association, registered in Queensland, Australia. Registration number: IA60132

Fundraising sanction in Queensland no. CPL4538328

ABN: 76518581266

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