Constructing Fuel-Efficient Stoves in Guatemala


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Note: These stories talk about the same issues that this project addresses, but are not necessarily about this specific project.

Improving On Coking Style

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Kamuli, Uganda
Map of Improving on coking style Kideni Jesca said on her village,almost everyone was using cooking stores to prepare food.Some of the home members plus other people on the village got problems with their eyes and respiratory systems in terms of seing and breathing respectively. One day the L.C III of their subcountry called a meeting on her village and he advised the people to make a cooking store from the soil.She said that the LC III told them that the stove saves firewood,its easy to light and and smoke is less.He even promised to teach some men and women on how its built such that they also teach the community. Jesca said that many tried to build it and after one year,the problem of eye and breathing in people reduced.The idea worked allot and they appreciated the idea of the advisor. Read more.
Related to project keywords: stove, respiratory, firewood, smoke, soil


By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of UNDERDEVELOPED My community was one of those underdeveloped communities in kenya with nothing to be proud of.There were no schools health centres markets or storage facilities even though there was so much agricultural output in the area. Children never went to school and illiteracy was very high in the community children was pregnant women were heavily affected by sickness and disease while agricultural products rot due to poor storage facilities and lack of a market centre where this products could be sold. In 2004 things became different when a new party came into power and initiated community Development funds(CDF) which has been used to construct a primary school around the area and a secondary school thereby reducing illiteracy.A modern health centre has also been constructed and stocked in 2009 a market and storage facility wereput under construction and now there so much development in the community due to the iniation of CDF by the government. Read more.
Related to project keywords: development fund, disease, new, construct, reducing

The Cereal Business

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Kampala/rural Area, Uganda
Map of the cereal business my story is about getting a loan to buy cereal crops from the farmers in times when its harvesting at low prices and the demand is low and sell them at a time when there is scarcity and demand is high. my business is good and sustain me and my family and relatives. i have hope for expansion of this business soon. Read more.
Related to project keywords: harvesting, demand, hope, story, rural areas
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Project Leader

Alexa Piacenza

Program Associate
Cambridge, MA United States

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