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800 Fuel-Efficient Stoves for Guatemala

by EcoLogic Development Fund
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800 Fuel-Efficient Stoves for Guatemala
800 Fuel-Efficient Stoves for Guatemala
800 Fuel-Efficient Stoves for Guatemala
800 Fuel-Efficient Stoves for Guatemala
800 Fuel-Efficient Stoves for Guatemala
800 Fuel-Efficient Stoves for Guatemala
800 Fuel-Efficient Stoves for Guatemala
800 Fuel-Efficient Stoves for Guatemala
800 Fuel-Efficient Stoves for Guatemala
800 Fuel-Efficient Stoves for Guatemala
800 Fuel-Efficient Stoves for Guatemala
800 Fuel-Efficient Stoves for Guatemala
800 Fuel-Efficient Stoves for Guatemala
800 Fuel-Efficient Stoves for Guatemala
800 Fuel-Efficient Stoves for Guatemala
800 Fuel-Efficient Stoves for Guatemala
800 Fuel-Efficient Stoves for Guatemala

Summary

EcoLogic plans to build 800 fuel-efficient stoves in Guatemala to replace the traditional cookstoves used in family homes, which require a significant amount of fuel, leading to firewood extraction from vital forests, and which are dangerous to human health because of their potential to cause serious respiratory infections and other diseases, particularly in women and children. The fuel-efficient stoves built will alleviate these serious health conditions and reduce pressure on standing forests.

$24,000
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12
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Challenge

Smoke from traditional stoves threatens the health of women and children, and is one of the leading causes of death in the developing world. These stoves also require greater firewood consumption, resulting in the degradation of critical tropical forests. EcoLogic will work with participating families living near the community forest of Totonicapan to build fuel-efficient stoves, reducing respiratory illness in the home and conserving forests by reducing the demand for firewood.

Solution

The project will reduce deforestation and soil degradation typically caused by firewood harvesting and consumption by providing technical assistance for the construction of 150 new fuel-efficient stove, which includes training, conducting learning exchanges between new and established user communities to share experiences of early adopter communities, and obtaining a commitment from participating households to engage in longer term forest stewardship.

Long-Term Impact

In addition to health benefits for individual families, we hope to conserve forests by reducing firewood consumption in Sarstun, Huehuetenango, Ixcan, and Totonicapan. Training and empowering the communities will help ensure long-term sustainable management of their natural resources.

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Organization Information

EcoLogic Development Fund

Location: Cambridge, MA - USA
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Twitter: @ecologicdevfund
Project Leader:
Barbara Vallarino
Cambridge, MA United States
$20,960 raised of $24,000 goal
 
252 donations
$3,040 to go
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