Energy Efficient Cooking Stoves in Lake Atitlan

Jun 9, 2010

Stove benefits showing already

After two years since we started this program, families are already seeing reductions in their daily wood consumption, by between 50 and 75%...burns and lung illnesses also appear to be dropping, with fewer family members with rasping coughs.

Dec 28, 2009

More happy trees going into 2010

70 stoves were built in Guatemala this year, meaning that 70 more families will be able to cook without smoke and many more trees can look forward to still being in the ground in 2010, as less firewood is needed for the new stoves. To help this along, we also planted 10,000 trees. There are still 40 stoves to be built in Peña Blanca, that is our target for 2010. cheers and Happy New Year cheers

Nov 19, 2009

Charity Challenge for projects

Greetings. The project at the lake has had an excellent year and to start fundraising for next year, I will be embarking on a Charity Challenge, climbing 4 volcanoes in 6 days, so please, if you can, spare a penny or two to help raise funds for such a good cause. cheers

Jul 15, 2009

Group stoving

From 18th July, a group from Canada will be joining us to build up to 7 stoves in Peña Blanca, which is amazing. When you couple this with the fact that we have just planted 10,000 in our other projects, then the future of the environment and also the future of the families who before had to breath in the smoke each day, is secured.

Apr 13, 2009

The importance of stoves

The stove takes shape
The stove takes shape

The stoves we are building in the community not only perform their main function: cooking. There is so much more; they use less firewood, they reduce smoke inhilation to almost zero and they are built so small children cannot fall into the fire or burn themselves on boiling water. We plan to build 50 stoves in 2009 to add to the many we built last year, and with your support we can definately reach this goal.

Cooking tortillas on the stove - no smoke,no open fire!
Cooking tortillas on the stove - no smoke,no open fire!
Multi-purpose stoves
Multi-purpose stoves

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Ross Deans

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Map of Energy Efficient Cooking Stoves in Lake Atitlan