Deepak Adhikari

Basu Tandan Chhetri, Nepal

“…There’s only one other place [to eat] in this small town, so I opened an eatery serving tea, samosa and sweets, hoping to cater to shoppers and travelers from the hills. But my foray into the business coincided with the shortages of fuel. I had to do a lot of research to find a cookstove that is best for my business. I found a cookstove that burned husk to produce energy. I asked a local welder to improvise it so that it can work with fuelwood. … [It’s expensive], but at least firewood is easily available.”

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