We are very thankful for all of the support we have received for our initiative to bring clean, energy efficient stoves to vulnerable families in rural Guatemala. Your donation through Global Giving has allowed us to build 10 stoves already, and we have 10 more stoves scheduled to be built over the next 4 to 6 weeks!
As we visit with and talk to stove recipients, we are hearing amazing stories about the enormous difference these stoves are making in their family's lives. Following is feedback that we received from two women who are benefiting from new stoves:
"I am so appreciative for all of the help that HRI has given to our community, but most of all I am grateful for the new cooking stove my family received and helped to build. We could never have saved enough money to purchase the materials for the stove without the help of HRI. This new stove also uses much less wood than our old one, and here we have to pay for all of our wood. This helps us save 20-25 quetzales (2-3 dollars), which is almost half of our income every week. I've been able to buy more food for my family and other items we need. Our new stove is a real blessing to my family!" -Doña Florentina
"Our new stove has changed our lives - thank you HRI. There is no more smoke in our home and it is easier to breathe, especially for me and my grandchildren. We also save a lot of money on firewood, which has been a great financial relief to my family. During the rainy season I used to buy three stacks of firewood for cooking, but now I can use small branches and sticks, and I only need to pay for one stack of wood." -Doña Rosa
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