Four million people die each year from inhaling smoke while cooking their meals over open fires.

The toxic smoke causes respiratory illnesses like pneumonia, and mostly affects woman and their children strapped to their backs or playing nearby.

A Deadly Problem

It's equivalent to smoking two packs of cigarettes per day.


A Life-saving Solution

Locally-Made, Affordable Stove.

A charcoal efficient stove drastically reduces carbon emissions and cooks food faster. On average, they save half as much fuel as cooking over an open fire, saving women money on charcoal.

Here's how you can help:

GIFTS THAT GIVE + SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS

Put "Coal" in Your Stocking

This holiday season, we're selling Apotheke charcoal soap, charcoal scented votive candles and a very timely gift: charcoal hand sanitizer gel.

Each item gives one woman in Kenya a new charcoal-efficient stove.

Your purchase includes:

  • Brochure, explaining the impact of your gift
  • Festive red box (perfect for stockings)
  • Blank gift note and tied up in red string
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Charcoal Soap
Handmade bar soap cleanses and moisturizes with cedarwood and sandalwood combined with notes of smokey amber in a broody, full-bodied fragrance.

$20 each
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Votive Candle
Burns with cedarwood and sandalwood combined with notes of smokey amber in a broody, full-bodied fragrance.

$25 each

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Hand Sanitizing Gel
Made with 75% alcohol and a blend of gentle plant-based oils, this 1.5oz natural sanitizing gel cleanses and hydrates, leaving a light fragrance of cedarwood, sandalwood and smoky amber.

$20 each
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Who Builds the Stoves?

Women do.

Whether you donate or buy our holiday products, your generosity creates sustainable jobs for people living in extreme poverty in Kenya. The good keeps going.

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