Sanjha Choolah
Morarka Foundation has always aimed at increasing the opportunities for income generation in rural areas.

We provided gas connections and cooking range free of cost to a family which is living below poverty line and the women of the house will be responsible for managing the community kitchen and also earn a livelihood.
The concept is to identify a woman who has facility to install the gas stove and cylinder in a separate area in her house which can be shared by other group members.
There are many advantages of a sanjha gas facility. It saves women the toil of lighting a wood fire several times a day; the consumption of fuel is less as is the environmental pollution. But what has made the return of community kitchen model really special is the fact that it is also providing a means of livelihood to the poor women of the community.

Under the Sanjha Gas Scheme, a group of four-five families comprising mostly Below Poverty Line (BPL) or landless labourers is given a gas connection and its accompanying accessories free of cost. The poorest woman from among them is made the group leader.

The connection is given in the name of this leader, who not only has to pick up the cylinder from the city, but is also responsible for the maintenance and cleanliness of the facility. Each group member who uses it pays a small daily fee – cooking for four persons is priced at Rs 7, while it is Rs 10 for six members.

Introduction of community kitchens by Morarka Foundation has saved rural women from traveling long distances to collect fuel wood, protected them from harmful diseases by smoke generated by chullahs and now they would get more time for conducting economic activities and also can take care of their children properly.

Success Stories

1. Comunity Kitchen Kamla Devi Success Story 2014

2. Comunity Kitchen Success Story 2012