Deepak Ashwani

Deepak Ashwani

Founder of Dazin, Bhutan

Dazin provides both sustainable fuel & cookstoves for households to save lives, reduce carbon emissions, and help people out of poverty in Bhutan. The social venture mission is to eliminate Household Air Pollution from cooking fuel usage in Bhutan.

About 3 billion people in developing countries still use traditional fuels in open fires for cooking and heating such as firewood, charcoal and animal dung – the way it has been practiced since we discovered fire. Deadly smoke from open cooking fire kills 8 people every minute (4.3 million per year) globally, which is more than AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis deaths combined.