Energy Efficient Cooking Stoves in Lake Atitlan

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Helping local indigenous communities in Guatemala, especially Pena Blanca, to install carbon efficient stoves which use less firewood and allow the community health, educational and financial benefits

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The stoves, used in place of the three stone fire, have multiple benefits. They reduce carbon emissions, local de-forestation and lung desease, improve air quality in the home and health for local families and allow increased time and energies for local families to be spent on education, employment and micro-enterprises

How will this project solve this problem?

The stoves take 2 to 3 days to build depending upon skill, experience and location. The stoves have an estimated life of 15 to 25 years. The benefits of each stove can be applied for that duration, and the decrease on deforestation for longer.

Potential Long Term Impact

With less trees cut down for firewood, less time spent by children searching for firewood, the necessity that to receive a stove, the family must send their children to school and obvious health benefits, the long-term impact is quantifiable.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $3,398

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $3,398 .  The original project funding goal was $3,414.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Thanks to 35 donors like you, a total of $3,398 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. 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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Project Leader

Ross Deans

St Albans, Herts AL3 4ED United Kingdom

Where is this project located?

Map of Energy Efficient Cooking Stoves in Lake Atitlan