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Chulha Low Smoke Stove Project - Laos
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The numbers of chimney pipes in Laos are growing! Thank's to Vangyeng, who is still busy installing New Chulha stoves. Among others happy customers, their are new stoves in Namlieng and Jong Oln village, about 7 km away from Nong Oln villiage.

Thank's to our friend Ya Thor​ who sent us the pictures!

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28.03.17
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Vayeng is currently preparing a new Chulha cooking stove for a customer in Sam Nuea. Sam Nuea (or Xam Neua) is the capital city of Houaphan Province in Laos and about 160 km away from Nong Oln.
160 km in Laos can be a whole day trip on a truck or slow motorbike. So Vayeng and Vanxay will prepare the parts for a DIY installation of the customer. Sam Neua is too far away for them without a proper truck to do the transportation and installation themselves. But we're happy to have another happy Chulha customer soon and it's always great advertising when people in other provinces can see how the Chulha stove is working!
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We hope you can help us to support this project by sharing or financially! Thank you so much for your help!
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Thanks to Xeng Xiong for the pictures!
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2015-04-26
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During our last stay in Northern Laos we noticed that some people are building their own Chulha stove. This is a good thing because it shows that the villagers really need a solution for a house full of smoke and that some are eager to build their own cooking stove :-)

We met a man who did build his own Chulha out of bricks, on which we had a closer look. This self-made Chulha, build as a copy of the original Chulha, was working not too bad. The man said that there was still some smoke in the house. We suggested to make the chimney pipe a bit longer because his chimney pipe was slightly lower than the roof top, but it needs to be about 60 cm higher to ensure enough draft.
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!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

Dear Friends, now it's the perfect time to thank you all who have supported the Chulha Project in Laos so far!

There are currently celebrations in Laos for the H-Mong New Year, which can last for a week or so ...from personal experience 

Our friend Xieng Xong recently sent us some pictures from Nong Oln. Some of them, you'll find attached!

So we want to wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year or like the Lao people would say: Good luck to you and your family!

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We hope you can help us to support this project in 2015 as well through spread the word or even financially! Thank you so much for your help!

Triodos Bank IBAN: BE60 5230 4644 3170
BIC: TRIOBEBB

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2014-12-24
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A young couple in Muang Kham (a small market town about 1 hour driving from the Chulha workshop) decided to install a Chulha into their new house.

They did not want to cook on the floor like they did before on the open fire. So they asked Vayeng if it would be possible to install the Chulha in a way where they could stand upright during cooking. 

Vayeng could absolutely fulfill their wishes and made a platform, about 60 cm high on which he installed the Chulha. This solution brings more comfort and is even more safe for small children because they cannot reach/touch the fire or a pot with boiling soup that easy. A stove or the traditional open fire on the ground is more dangerous!

A custom made Chulha solution for a satisfied customer!

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2014-12-10
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Summer is over and thanks to you, many things happened in Laos. A huge thank you to all of you, who already donated to the Chulha project! We're very happy that we're able to finish the Chulha workshop in Nong Oln now. This is because of your donations! Thank you very much, we're very grateful and our Chulha team in Laos as well!

The roof is finished, a stairway and the walls are under construction.

Here are some pictures that you can see how everything has improved! Thank's to Xeng Xiong for the pictures :-)

What's still needed is a small truck to transport the stoves to the customers. This would help a lot to be able to install more cooking stoves and give much more people the opportunity to cook without polluting the air in their houses and have a much cleaner house without soot and ashes everywhere!

So every support is still very welcome! We would appreciate if you share our project or support us financially, if you can!

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2014-09-21
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Mayja shares her experience with the Chulha after using it for some years http://youtu.be/I1p_U7HTkng

She also enjoyed, seeing herself on the screen of the camera, after the interview :-) http://youtu.be/8d5NHnPF-0g

Have a sunny weekend!
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This short film allows you a glimpse into the life's of the people in Nong Oln where Toon's Chulha project in Laos is based!

But be warned, you may see children play without electronically devices :-)

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Before weekend we want to show you how we actually make the Chulha parts.

To cast the 8 concrete components for the Chulha stove, we cover the inside of the moulds with used motor oil and fill them with concrete. 

The next part of the process always sounds a bit like a drum jam session because we beat the molds as fast as we can with wooden sticks. Drumming like this creates a vibration that forces the air out of the fresh concrete. If this consolidation is not done properly, the strength of the concrete is compromised and the Chulha parts could break when we open the molds. 

Later, when the Chulha is in use, and getting very hot from the fire, trapped air inside the concrete could expand and cause cracks. 

We reinforce most parts of the Chulha with 6 mm metal bars and/or chicken wire to give them enough strength.

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If you like the Chulha project in Laos, please visit our website http://www.chulha.org for more information!

We are more than happy for every support who help's us to help more people!

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Have a great and sunny weekend!
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2014-06-27
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Dr. Thongbay Syhalat, the head of the hospital in Muang Kham (Xieng Khuang Province in Laos), speaks about health problems which occur due to indoor smoke pollution while cooking on open fire inside the houses. Here is the Link to the Video http://youtu.be/ttB1fN1Og6U

4,3 million people a year die prematurely from illness attributable to the household air pollution caused by the inefficient use of solid fuels (WHO data from 2012). Among these deaths:

12% are due to pneumonia
34% from stroke
26% from ischaemic heart disease
22% from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and
6% from lung cancer.

Find some more detailed information “Household air pollution and health” on World Health Organisation‘s website http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs292/en/
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