Stove Team International – Episode 187 – Saving Lives One Stove at a Time
Smoke from indoor cooking fires kills more people annually than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined. These deaths are easily preventable, and our industry is perfectly positioned to help prevent them.
In today’s episode, Tim talks with Shelby Curtis and Mike Hatfield of Stove Team International about their efforts in facilitating the placement of low-smoke, fuel-efficient, and safe cookstoves in collaboration with local communities to support families and protect the environment. After learning about Stove Team International’s mission, the conversation progresses to how the Hearth Industry can become more involved in this noble cause.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- What Stove Team International does to bring safe cookstoves to those in need (and how half of the world’s population needs such a thing).
- The amount it costs to bring a stove to a family in need (this will blow your mind).
- How to orient your business so that you can support Stove Team (this will allow you to never apologize for your prices again).
In our industry, it’s so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day, but we need to take a moment to back up and think bigger. By making tiny tweaks to how we do things, we can make significant, life-saving changes for those in less privileged parts of the planet.