Protect the Rainforest & Indigenous Health, Mexico

Mar 6, 2008

March 2008 Update

In the Northern Zone of Chiapas, DESMI facilitated a workshop with representatives from the municipalities of Benito Juárez, Akabalná and Rubén Jaramillo to demonstrate the process of constructing wood-saving stoves. After the workshop, the families from the communities decided to construct wood-saving stoves in the following way:

Benito Juárez: 63 wood-saving stoves to benefit 63 families from 7 communities Akablaná: 44 wood-saving stoves to benefit 44 families from 8 communities Rubén Jaramillo: 15 wood-saving stoves to benefit 15 families from 3 communities Francisco Villa: 1 wood-saving stove for 1 family from the community Actiepa Yochip.

In total, 122 wood-saving stoves have been constructer and are benefiting 122 families from 19 communities.


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Gillian Wilson

IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

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