The problem we want to solve passionately...

Cooking plays such an important part in the life of Indian people. Every day women spend three to four hours preparing meals for their families. More than 170 million Indian households cook on open fire using firewood. The exposure of mainly women and children to smoke causes one of the biggest health problems. Many suffer serious respiratory, pulmonary and vision problems and 0,8 million people die every year, making open fire cooking one of the biggest health problems.  

                                  

Also collecting firewood is unsafe for women and children and it is time consuming as well. At an ecological level it leads to deforestation and the inefficient burning of firewood causes unnecessary CO₂-emissions and leaves black carbon in the air. 

 

 We at BlueMatch are passionately driven to make a big change!

ABOUT

BlueMatch is a social enterprise with base in The Netherlands and India.

We manufacture affordable, smokeless and safe cooking stoves for women in rural India.

Our goal is to contribute to women's health, the environment and a positive impact on climate change in partnerships with local communities

Pragathi means progression.

We are passionate about creating impact through 

Pragathi-cooking. A step forward for women by providing them healthy and safe cooking conditions; progression for the households by helping to save time and money to educate the children and lead a dignified life; and a leap forward for the environment by reducing carbon emissions and deforestation.

ADDRESSING

Cooking with BlueMatch reduces fuel usage dramatically thus saving money and time collecting firewood which can used for remunerative work.

Our EcoStove makes cooking much more efficient. People don’t waste time on collecting, buying or trading their food for firewood. Farmers focus on food production

Our BlueMatch Pragathi EcoStove radically reduces smoke and carbon monoxide levels. The stable design prevents burn accidents.

Our BlueMatch Pragathi EcoStove radically reduces smoke and carbon monoxide levels. The stable design prevents burn accidents.

Our EcoStoves help women have more time in their hands to pursue remunerative jobs. BlueMatch focusses on employing women from local communities.

Our pellets are locally produced from agricultural residue. Cheaper than other available fuel options and CO₂-neutral.

People from local communities are key stakeholders in assembly & distribution of our EcoStoves and EcoPellets & are provided remunerative jobs & training.

We address household and ambient air pollution, resource efficiency through our EcoStove and EcoPellets. 

Our EcoStoves are CO₂-neutral as they are fuelled by pellets made of agricultural waste. Air pollution (black carbon) & deforestation are reduced drastically.

We support the preservation of forests. Deforestation related to collection of firewood is reduced due to the use of eco-pellets made with agricultural residue.