Sustainable Rural Life

 
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Sustainable Rural Life

Sustainable Rural Life
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Rural man collecting firewood

Rural man collecting firewood
Burning firewood contributes to a series of chronic diseases and serious side effects like pneumonia, emphysema, cataracts, lung cancer, bronchitis, cardiovascular diseases and severe burns. (view small | med | large | orig)

Women carrying firewood

Women carrying firewood
The project Sustainable Rural Life also promotes gender equality since indigenous women, one of the most marginalized groups in Mexico, are commonly the ones to receive and utilize the eco-technologies (view small | med | large | orig)

Child cooking over an open-flame

Child cooking over an open-flame
Frequent exposure to the smoke generated by the traditional open-flame stoves causes 1.9 million premature deaths on a global scale every year and principally affects women and children (view small | med | large | orig)

The Hot Pot builds community

The Hot Pot builds community
The positive results are reflected in the empowerment of these rural communities over their natural resources while maintaining their cultural identity. (view small | med | large | orig)

Receiving a Hot Pot

Receiving a Hot Pot
Families enjoy the benefits of decreased health risk and increased household budgets and sustainability. (view small | med | large | orig)

Walking back with solar pots

Walking back with solar pots
Rural family returns to their home after receiving their solar pots to cook food while reducing the impacts of deforestation, black smoke inhalation and green house gas emissions. (view small | med | large | orig)

Dona Apolinaria and her new fuel efficient stove

Dona Apolinaria and her new fuel efficient stove
Dona Apolinaria, a maya woman of 100 years, enjoys her brand new fuel efficient stove while making tortillas for lunch. (view small | med | large | orig)

Fire wood from desert ecosystems

Fire wood from desert ecosystems
A man brings firewood to his rural community after walking several miles in the desert ecosystem of Baja California Sur. Foto curtesy of Miguel Angel de la Cueva and Niparaja. (view small | med | large | orig)

Public consultation for carbon bond certification

Public consultation for carbon bond certification
Photo from Progress Report 'Accomplishments until July, 2014' (view small | med | large | orig)
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Organization

Project Leader

Vanessa Valdez

Special and Innovation Project Coordinator
Mexico City, Mexico

Where is this project located?

Map of Sustainable Rural Life