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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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