Changing One Person, One Family, One Community...One Project at a Time

OPAT is a Proud Partner with
Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves


What is OPAT?

The concept behind OPAT is that when we look at the totality of poverty, many feel helpless, but you are NOT! We may not be able to do everything, but each of us can do something to dramatically affect another person or family in a positive way. OPAT provides projects that are as little as a one time $25 donation that can enact a long term, significant impact upon its receiver. You can make a real difference!


One Project at a Time (OPAT) a 501c3 non-profit corporation that recognizes human dignity and equality of all people by assisting those who need help, and those who want to help, through creating programs and projects, opportunities and options, to one person, one family and one community at a time.






















The exposure to smoke from traditional cookstoves and open fires is the primary means of cooking and heating for nearly three billion people in developing countries. Unfortunately this exposure to smoke causes four million premature deaths annually, with women and young children the most affected. Reliance on biomass for cooking and heating forces women and children to spend hours each week collecting wood. Women face severe personal security risks as they search also increase pressures on local natural resources (e.g., forests, habitat) and contribute to climate change at the regional and global level.

In the latest Global Burden of Disease Study there are now four million premature deaths caused by illnesses and injuries associated with household air pollution. This doubling of the previously estimated mortality figures sent shockwaves through the clean cooking sector and the development community alike. Only high blood pressure, alcohol, and tobacco claim more lives worldwide.

The use of clean cookstoves and fuels can dramatically reduce fuel consumption and exposure to cookstove smoke. OPAT currently distributes these high efficiency cook stoves at $85 each providing years of clean cooking for a family and community.

We are also currently exploring a less expensive, more efficient stove. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

To donate, visit our donations page

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