Health
 Guatemala
Project #9619

Eco Filters & Safe Stoves for Guatemalan Families

by Agora Partnerships

Summary

This project aims to provide rural families and their children access to healthy homes! Donors can partner with rural women to access two great products: Eco Water Filters that provide clean water to households, without the need to boil water and Onil Stoves, an efficient firewood stove that keeps smoke out of the house. Donors pay 50% of the cost of each product and each women will pay the other 50%. The filters and stoves will go to communities in Jocotan, Guatemala.
$2,596
total raised
12
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

In 2001 a famine was declared in the Mayan Community in Jocotan. Many organizations have worked to create local sources of income. As a result malnutrition and education have really improved. However, families do not have access to products that would dramatically improve their lives, like filters and stoves. Contaminated water is the main cause of disease and death for children in Guatemala. This is aggravated by open cooking fires that further contaminate and weaken the health of kids.

Solution

This project will facilitate the access to filters and stoves, which have a dramatic impact on the health of rural families. Clean water and clean air in the home have a huge impact on the health of children. Eco filters provide clean water in the house without the need to use firewood for boiling and Onil Stoves allow families to cook without filling the home with smoke and it also safely contains the combustion area. The goal is to set 50 eco filters and 30 stoves in these communities.

Long-Term Impact

The Wakami Village Platform, connects women to products that really transform their lives. These initial filters and stoves, will ignite the interest of other people in the communities. With the Wakami Village Platform, other sustainable products will also be accessed: solar energy kits, organic gardens, letrines, rain water collecting units, etc. The filters and the stoves are the first of these products to become part of the Jocotan households, starting the creations of SUSTAINABLE VILLAGES.

Resources

http:/​/​agorapartnerships.org
Wakami World Webstis
Communites of the Earth Website

Organization Information

Agora Partnerships

Location: Managua - Nicaragua
Website: http:/​/​agorapartnerships.org/​
Agora Partnerships
Project Leader:
Renee Ledoux
Washington, DC United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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