800 Fuel-Efficient Stoves for Guatemala

by EcoLogic Development Fund
May 19, 2011

Cristina's story

Cristina and her family.
Cristina and her family.

Cristina Martelín lives in Guatemala, is an active community member of Chuixtun, and a mother of four. She also makes a mean tamale.

Last year Cristina received a fuel-efficient stove from EcoLogic – she loves it and so do her kids. Cristina’s favorite food to cook using the stoves is tamales.

“My kids love them. I can cook so much more with the stove in much less time than before,” said Cristina.

Cristina estimates that she uses about half the wood she used to when using her old open pit fire stove and reports the kids are happier with less smoke inside the house. Her neighbor Doña Antonia loves the tile stovetop and her husband recently reforested trees as a voluntary in exchange for the stove.

Your support has directly improved the lives of Cristina, Antonia, and their families.

Thank you!

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EcoLogic Development Fund

Location: Cambridge, MA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.ecologic.org
Project Leader:
Alexa Piacenza
Program Associate
Cambridge, MA United States

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