World in Progress: Clean cooking stoves saving lives in Guatemala | World| Breaking news and perspectives from around the globe | DW | 12.05.2021
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World in Progress: Clean cooking stoves saving lives in Guatemala

Around 3 billion people cook by using open fires or simple stoves fueled by kerosene, wood, animal dung or even plastic. Every year, about 4 million people die prematurely from illnesses that can be attributed to these cooking practices. That's according to the World Health Organization. One simple solution is to help these people get access to cleaner ways of cooking.

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