To cook for her family of five, Norma Lupe used to use a combination of gas and firewood – consuming more than 10% of her meager income. Firewood was cheaper than gas, but would take backbreaking hours to find and collect, and was causing her and her children to incessantly cough – sometimes unable to breathe. As one SHE trainer stated, you can’t image the horror of cooking all day in a smoke filled room until you experience. The HotPot changed all of that for Norma. In 2003, she participated in a SHE training program that changed her life, and she now uses the cleaner, safer HotPot for two meals a day.