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Vann Tola and the improved cookstove business

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N&E_11-2aShe speaks not a word of English, but somehow she’d heard her name called and people were prodding her to come down the front, and so she does. Standing in front of at least fifty people – all working in international development – this petite, shy woman sees them clapping their hands and smiling up at her. And why not? She, Vann Tola, a resident of Kampong Chhnang province some 90 kilometers away from the capital Phnom Penh, owns the biggest Improved Cookstove (ICS) production center in the whole of Cambodia.

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