Eco Filters & Safe Stoves for Guatemalan Families

 
$2,596
$404
Raised
Remaining
Jun 12, 2012

Thank you for your support

Women of Jocotan, coming to the pilot home event
Women of Jocotan, coming to the pilot home event

Dear Global Giving Friends,

We really want to thank you for your support in partnering with Guatemalan rural families, so they can access filters and stoves.

Since the last report, we have installed the two Wakami home pilots, in Clara Ines´s  and Victor Hugo´s houses.   Both are leaders in their communities, are studying in college and are producing for the Wakami Value Chain.  The entire communities were invited, and about 50 people where there during the setting of the pilot homes.  The community saw the products, how to install them, how to use them, and really important, the benefits.

With the first transfer of your donations, for $1,000, we were able to partner with:

8 families in buying the filters

10 families in buying the stoves.

There is a second transfer coming to us, which will help us cover the demand of these products.  Families are very excited, since both the smoke in the homes and very contaminated water sources, are things that these products solve.

Once again, thank you so much for your donations!!!  They are really making a difference!! 

Maria Pacheco

President

Communities of the Earth

Watching the installation of the onil stoves
Watching the installation of the onil stoves
Victor and family in their open fire kitchen
Victor and family in their open fire kitchen
Making tortillas with the new installed onil stove
Making tortillas with the new installed onil stove
Victor Hugo and his family with the new ecofilter
Victor Hugo and his family with the new ecofilter
Comments:
  • Kelli  Walston
    Kelli Walston The humility of this project makes so much sense, helping those in need have access to clean water & smoke-free stoves improves their health conditions, impacting every other aspect of taking the next step towards thriving beyond impoverished conditions. My $ support will continue & may is expand!
    • 2 years ago
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