Protect Vital Forests, Air, Health for Hondurans

by Trees Water & People
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Protect Vital Forests, Air, Health for Hondurans
Protect Vital Forests, Air, Health for Hondurans
Protect Vital Forests, Air, Health for Hondurans
Protect Vital Forests, Air, Health for Hondurans
Protect Vital Forests, Air, Health for Hondurans
Protect Vital Forests, Air, Health for Hondurans
Protect Vital Forests, Air, Health for Hondurans

Summary

Trees, Water & People and Honduran partner ADHESA has a goal to build 2,350 Justa stoves, a flagship clean-cookstove technology in Central America. The project provides training and economic incentives for "Maestros Fogoneros" (master stove builders) with a particular focus to recruit more women, it helps decrease the amount of firewood usage and regional deforestation, and it improves health and air quality for underserved families by reducing smoke inside kitchens.

$25,000
total goal
$24,378
remaining
3
donors
0
monthly donors
3
months

Challenge

There are currently over one million households in Honduras dependent on firewood every day to cook their meals. Most families are still using traditional, unvented stoves that consume between 5-8 metric tons of firewood per household, per year and contaminate homes with toxic smoke.

Solution

Trees, Water & People has 25 years of data that shows installing clean cookstoves made from local materials reduces firewood use, reduces deforestation in a vital and vulnerable rainforest biodiversity hotspot, provides stable income and jobs, and vastly improves health and air quality for poverty-stricken Honduran families.

Long-Term Impact

Burning wood fuels accounts for 1.9-2.3% of global emissions, and the Justa stove significantly reduces kitchen black carbon emissions by 76%. This program also empowers women by involving them in the stove's production and installation, leading to lifelong economic and health benefits. Two-thirds of fuelwood trees harvested in Central America never grow back, so reducing wood use with Justa stoves directly impacts Honduras' long-term forest health.

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Organization Information

Trees Water & People

Location: Fort Collins, Colorado - USA
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Twitter: @treeswater
Project Leader:
Daniela Bueso
Fort Collins , Colorado United States

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