800 Fuel-Efficient Stoves for Guatemala

by EcoLogic Development Fund
May 20, 2010

5.18.10 Update

EcoLogic Fuel-efficient stove recipient
EcoLogic Fuel-efficient stove recipient

EcoLogic cannot thank you enough for your support in helpig us make our fuel-efficient stove program a reality. Together we have raised $4,300 from 80 individuals who share our concern for the environment and for the well-being of rural communities living in poverty in Guatemala.

Because of the success of our stove project in Totonicapán and Huehuetenango, Guatemala, EcoLogic has expanded its stove program to include the work we do with our partner in the region of Sarstún. And, this year, EcoLogic has already completed the construction of 42 stoves in the Sarstún region of Guatemala with our partner, the Mayan Association of Rural Wellbeing (APROSARSTUN).

APROSARSTUN is a Guatemalan nonprofit comprised of local students from a school run by Ak' Tenamit ("New Village") who are trained in community development and sustainable tourism. Through this partnership, EcoLogic is building APROSARSTUN's ability to successfully protect forests and watersheds and contribute to better land management in the entire binational protected area.

Later this month we will be begin construction on an additional 50 stoves in Totonicapán with our partner, the Association of 48 Cantons (Consejo de Alcaldes de los 48 Cantones) and 40 in Huehuetenango with our partner, the Mancomunidad (Mancomunidad de Municipios Frontera del Norte).

High poverty levels and growth coupled with traditional subsistence practices puts immense pressure natural resources. The forests of Guatemala are witness to excessive felling, the expansion of agriculture, forest management practices. Rural are dependent upon wood and use fires to cook their food and heat their It is well-known that this results in of indoor air pollution causing a number health issues like, acute respiratory chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, tuberculosis, and eye diseases.

Despite our progress and our success we still have a ways to go to reach our goal of $20,000. Please help us build awareness of EcoLogic's fuel-efficient stove program by passing this on to your friends and family - THANK YOU!

With your help we can make a a difference one family at a time, one community at a time.

Fuel-efficient stove
Fuel-efficient stove

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Organization Information

EcoLogic Development Fund

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