50 Clean Cookstoves for Villages in Nicaragua

by Green Empowerment
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50 Clean Cookstoves for Villages in Nicaragua
50 Clean Cookstoves for Villages in Nicaragua
50 Clean Cookstoves for Villages in Nicaragua
50 Clean Cookstoves for Villages in Nicaragua
50 Clean Cookstoves for Villages in Nicaragua
50 Clean Cookstoves for Villages in Nicaragua
50 Clean Cookstoves for Villages in Nicaragua
50 Clean Cookstoves for Villages in Nicaragua
50 Clean Cookstoves for Villages in Nicaragua
50 Clean Cookstoves for Villages in Nicaragua
50 Clean Cookstoves for Villages in Nicaragua
50 Clean Cookstoves for Villages in Nicaragua
50 Clean Cookstoves for Villages in Nicaragua
50 Clean Cookstoves for Villages in Nicaragua
50 Clean Cookstoves for Villages in Nicaragua
50 Clean Cookstoves for Villages in Nicaragua
50 Clean Cookstoves for Villages in Nicaragua
Oct 14, 2014

Sharing Experiences! The First Improved Cookstoves Are Built and Shared

Angela F. sharing her experience with the stoves
Angela F. sharing her experience with the stoves

Dear Friends and Supporters,

In rural Nicaragua cooking cultural is a central component of life. From early morning tortillas to late afternoon coffee and evening beans, the kitchen is a hub of activity. Sharing experiences between neighbors is one of the key ways that new families learn about the benefits of improved cookstoves. In September, families from Candelarias, Sonzapote and El Diamante joined us for the improved cookstove fair to learn about the technology, test cook some meals on various models and most importantly hear what their friends and neighbors think about the improved cookstoves they’ve been using in their homes.

Angela F., who has been using her improved cookstove for over three years, walked two hours to join the improved cookstove fair and share her experiences with the stove. She proudly talked about how she saves three times the amount of firewood as before and gave some important cooking tips for families interested in building an improved cookstove.

The stove fair was a huge success with over 80 participants attending the multi-community event. Elsa G. and Nubia L. welcomed dozens of people into their houses to view and cook on their new stoves. Additionally, we promoted the small Coci Nica model stove, youth from the community danced traditional dances, and rice pudding was shared by all.

Families in Candelarias send a heartfelt thank you to all of you who have supported this project. Tomorrow, Wednesday October 15th there is a 30% match on our Improved Cookstove Campaign on Global Giving. Please encourage your friends and families to consider donating to our program. The 30% match only lasts until noon, so please encourage everyone to give first thing in the morning! A donation of any amount helps us towards our goal of 50 clean cookstoves for rural Nicaraguan families!

All the best,

Caitlyn

PS. For those of you who have been concerned about the drought in Central Nicaragua, normal rains have return and families are currently expecting a full harvest in November!

Cooking on the Coci Nica Stove
Cooking on the Coci Nica Stove
Cooking on the Emelda Stove
Cooking on the Emelda Stove
Nubia L. cooking on her Joco Justa Stove
Nubia L. cooking on her Joco Justa Stove
Families signing up for their improved cookstoves
Families signing up for their improved cookstoves
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Green Empowerment

Location: Portland, Oregon - USA
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Project Leader:
Caitlyn Peake
Nicaragua Program Coordinator
Portland, Oregon United States

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