Health
 Guatemala
Project #1946

Eliminating Deadly Open Fires in Latin America

by HELPS INTERNATIONAL

Summary

The ONIL Stove eliminates toxic smoke and vastly reduces burns/respiratory problems, and minimizes wood consumption up to 70%. The time saved in gathering wood allows for economic development.
$25
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

HELPS’ concern about Accute Respiratory Illnesses, burns and deadly gases led to developing the ONIL Stove. Compared to open fires, it uses only 30% of wood and is safe to touch: the smoke is vented, eliminating gases. This stove eliminates the risk of burns and improves overall health. Guatemala is estimated to need one million stoves, an amount that will double in twenty years. All stoves are manufactured in country, creating employment for workers, suppliers, technicians, and installers.

Solution

HELPS installs stoves through volunteers and trains villagers with a technician’s help; villagers in turn train their neighbors. Each village will have at least three follow-up visits from a technician to ensure that the stoves are properly used.

Long-Term Impact

By installing 1.3 million ONIL Stoves in Guatemala, we will be able to eliminate toxic smoke, burns and respiratory problems and reduce wood use up to 70%, benefitting the health and safety of most rural Guatemalan families.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.helpsintl.org

Organization Information

HELPS INTERNATIONAL

Location: Addison, TX - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.helpsintl.org
Project Leader:
Donald O'Neal
Special Projects Director and Vice President
Addison, TX United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 2 donors like you, a total of $25 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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