As an organization dedicated to vulnerable children in deeply impoverished regions, HRI is continually working towards expanding our initiatives to create healthy, self-sustaining communities. Our safe, energy efficient stove initiative has been designed to address immediate and long-term health risks, cooking affordability, and environmental sustainability.
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters we've reached nearly 20% of our $35,000 project goal!
Since our stove project was launched in late 2012, we’ve been able to build 5 stoves in the dry-corridor of Guatemala. Plans are underway to begin building 5-10 stoves per month starting in March 2013.
Each stove that is built directly benefits 3 families. For just under $17 per person, we are greatly improving respiratory health, reducing the occurrence of serious burns, and ultimately increasing life expectancy. When we reach our project goal, approximately 2,100 people will directly benefit from this project. Plus, imagine how many trees these communities are saving with stoves that use 75% less wood!
We are so grateful for all the support our project has received. It is so very exciting to witness the significant impact and enthusiasm for this project in the communities where we work. We are looking forward to ramping up stove construction in the coming months and providing more updates soon.