4 Oct, 2023

An update from Bougainville Rocket Stove Clean Cooking Project

2023-10-17T16:16:30+10:00Oct 4th, 2023|

As part of the evaluation of the project, adopters of the rocket stove technology were asked for their opinions. Their comments speak for themselves. Here are some:

  • The labour of harvesting firewood is reduced
  • Now my wood lasts much longer and I save money
  • I can carry the stove to a cool shady spot
  • It’s […]
4 Aug, 2023

Training started in Vietnam project

2023-08-08T11:40:55+10:00Aug 4th, 2023|

Our partners Hearts for Hue  have rolled out the first stages of the PiCCA funded goat raising project in Quang Nham, Central Vietnam.

The project is aimed at supporting 50 families who have a family member with a disability to engage in goat raising. The idea is to develop meaningful work, independent income sources and community […]

1 Jun, 2023

Our new project in Vietnam for 2023

2023-06-07T23:52:31+10:00Jun 1st, 2023|


Hearts for Hue (H4H) has been funded to deliver a Goat Raising Project for families who have a family member with a disability. 50 households will benefit from the project. Families will be trained in goat raising, goat shelter construction, veterinary issues and participating in a Goat Raising Club. A local […]

31 May, 2023

Our new project in Bougainville for 2023

2023-06-07T23:45:33+10:00May 31st, 2023|


The Hako Women’s Collective (HWC) has been funded to obtain and install a Solar Power System which will provide low cost, reliable and renewable energy to the five buildings which HWC uses to provide services – the Library/Office; Luman Hipakoko (Community Centre); the Agricultural Hub; the Women’s Safe House and the […]

28 Feb, 2023

From the school community in Tawal, Nepal

2023-04-04T12:24:54+10:00Feb 28th, 2023|

We have just received this beautiful message from the school community in Tawal, Nepal (see photo).

One of PiCCA’s first projects was joining with the Hilly Region Development Club and the Nepal Australia Friendship Association to help rebuild the school in Tawal destroyed by the massive earthquake of April 2015. Across Nepal, 9,000 dead, thousands of […]

15 Nov, 2022

5-day Training Program in Bougainville

2022-12-05T19:26:14+10:00Nov 15th, 2022|

The community centre Luman Hipakoko in Haku was completely full for the recent 5-day home skills training program delivered together with our partners at the Hako Women’s Collective (HWC) in Bougainville.

The training focused on practical skills in the use of rocket stoves and drum ovens, cooking, sewing, and home design and development. Information, support and […]

16 Oct, 2022

PiCCA Dialogue

2022-10-20T17:11:36+10:00Oct 16th, 2022|

On October 16 2022, members of PiCCA gathered for the latest in our dialogue series, where Mr Rod Setterlund OAM presented his new book  No Mountain Too High: Village Development in Nepal.

Rod is President of the Nepal Australia Friendship Association (NAFA) and also a foundation member of PiCCA.

No Mountain Too High is set over a 20-year […]

6 Aug, 2022

Rocket stoves en route to Buka

2022-08-06T15:14:57+10:00Aug 6th, 2022|

Step one in PiCCA’s new partnership project with the Hako Women’s Collective (HWC) in Bougainville: 48 Rocket Stoves are all crated up and on a ship bound for Lae en route to  Buka.

This is the beginning of a small-scale trial exploring the viability of HWC running a broader social enterprise importing and on selling rocket […]

16 Jun, 2022

PiCCA’s new project in partnership with the Hako Women’s Collective, Bougainville

2022-07-09T10:50:28+10:00Jun 16th, 2022|

PiCCA’s new project in partnership with the Hako Women’s Collective, Bougainville: Stretim Sindaun – Improving livelihoods, income streams, and women’s and family safety and empowerment.

The project is in two interlinked parts. The first part is a small-scale trial, importing and marketing Rocket Stoves to explore the viability of HWC running a broader social enterprise based […]

31 May, 2022

Videos on School Hygiene Projects in Huong Tra and Phu Vang, Vietnam

2022-06-05T17:24:52+10:00May 31st, 2022|

In 2021 we initiated two new school hygiene projects. The first project worked with 10 schools in Huong Tra and was funded directly by PiCCA members. The second worked with another 10 schools in Phu Vang and was made possible with funding from The Phillips Foundation.

The construction stage of both projects was completed by the […]

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