Protect the Rainforest & Indigenous Health, Mexico

by Econ & Social Development of Indigenous Mexicans
Aug 8, 2008

Final Update

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.

  • Malibugringa
    Malibugringa This report is from 2008, but it is now 2010 and I don't know if this group is still even working?
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Econ & Social Development of Indigenous Mexicans

Location: San Cristobal d.l. Casas, Chiapas - Mexico
Website: http:/​/​​desmiac
Project Leader:
Gillian Wilson
IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

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