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What would you do with an extra 2.2 hours a day?

When women in villagesof Nepal replaced their wood-generated stoves with  biogas digesters, they reduced their daily workload by 2.2 hours. This is what the W+ Standard, created by WOCAN* (a global women-led membership organization dedicated to women's empowerment and leadership), measured for 7200 women.  


This simple change transformed women’s lives, by freeing them up from laborious and menial tasks of collecting fuel wood from the forests and tending the fire under their traditional stoves. Women had new-found time to devote to more productive enterprises, including vegetable and dairy farming,  learn new skills for entrepreneurship, and take up leadership roles in their community. Learn more about the W+ project in Nepal from the women themselves:

Be part of the solution and support women’s groups to start their own business


You can donate by purchasing the W+ units, generated through the application of W+ Standard in the project in Nepal. Valued at $2.50 per unit, a W+ unit provides a significant direct payment to the women’s groups and gives you an opportunity to make a quantifiable impact in the lives of women in Nepal. 

*WOCAN is a US-registered 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable under the law.

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