This project, conducted in rural Nepal, involves the distribution of 15,292 fuel-efficient improved cookstoves (ICS) to replace basic cookstoves in disadvantaged households. More than 88% of the households in these districts use firewood for cooking and boiling water. Similarly, another 10% use dung cake to meet their daily cooking energy requirements. The improved cookstoves reduce fuel consumption and emissions from in-home cooking and water heating tasks. This substantially lowers wood fuel consumption compared to a three-stone fire or traditional pot support. The project implementer trains local residents, including women, for outreach to households in need of stove construction. This element of community participation ensures sustainable use of the cookstoves. In addition, a satisfaction survey is maintained by the project developer, along with all records on cookstove distribution. In villages where the ICS are disseminated, technicians respond to any concerns related to their usage and operation. They also provide a monthly activity report, covering aspects such as maintenance and repairs, to the project development team in Kathmandu.