Victor Daniel, the author, with a farmer
Dear GlobalGiving supporters,
Thank you so very much for your past support! I write to share a message of gratitude from some of the community members that have benefited this year thanks to you.
Juan Fernando, a farmer who has established cacao agroforestry through our project, shares his perspective: "This is helping us protect the flora and fauna, which had been in decline. Before EcoLogic arrived, we had pastures here close to the streams, close to the water sources and springs. Now we have eliminated that and we have cacao agroforestry systems. This is working to maintain the ecosystem. And another thing that I feel is excellent is that we're involving the whole family to be part of the work. Our daughters, our mothers come to the nursery and that also helps strengthen the family nucleus."
Keyla, from the community of San Francisco who received a new fuel-efficient stove comments that, “It has improved my quality of life as well as that of my family. It has a chimney, so the smoke doesn’t stay inside the home, which used to cause a lot of respiratory problems. It saves a lot of firewood, as well. And we can cook on the stove top and bake at the same time.”
Wendy, from the community of Saladito who benefited from a gray water drain in her home, notes that, “Now we have a way for water to drain. It won’t pool and create mosquito breeding grounds.” She adds, “It is important for our children, for our health, and for our water.”
Thank you for making each of these stories, and many more, possible. Please consider renewing your support! This holiday season, you can spread the #JoyOfGiving AND help EcoLogic win bonus prizes from @GlobalGiving to support our life-changing work. Donate today!
Victor Daniel Escobar
Field Technician, MAMUCA- EcoLogic Project
EcoLogic Development Fund
New fuel-efficient stove
Establishing a new agroforestry parcel