From July 2008 – June 2009 DESMI constructed 233 wood-saving stoves in 32 different Chiapas communities. The stoves had immediate, significant effects on health and nutrition: they greatly decreased smoke exposure to women and children, and enabled measured-temperature cooking of multiple dishes simultaneously. Aurelia, one of the many beneficiaries of this program, shares her experience:
“Before [having the wood-saving stove], my eyes would get irritated and add to my eye problems. Now, with this stove, the smoke doesn’t affect me anymore. Also, the food tastes better; the tortillas before would sometimes burn, but that doesn’t happen with this stove.”
This simple change will create lasting improvements in the health of communities in Chiapas, Mexico.
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Project Leader: Gillian Wilson
IDEX Latin America Program Director
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