Safer water&cooking for 20 honduran rural families

by STRO

Summary

20 rural families in Honduras will inhale 70% less smoke by cooking, and will have permanent access to safe water, leading to less deforestation, to sustainable water management and less diseases.
$375
total raised
8
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Water and smoke related diseases and deforestation are major problems in rural areas in Honduras. Access to safe piped water is not common, and traditional stoves or “fogones” are widely used, which have high level emissions of smoke. More ecological and healthier options to these services are possible, but they are also more expensive and beyond the financial capacity of the poorest families in Honduras. Hence, families will overcome a strong obstacle through this project.

Solution

The ecological stove will cut smoke emission by 70%, and a 30% for wood use.The rain water harvesting system will grant full acces to purified water all year round.Donations will overcome lack of financial resources of families to build these systems

Long-Term Impact

Families will enjoy better health in respect to water and smoke related diseases, and local capacity will be in place to replicate the ecological systems for provision of water and cooking. 160 family members will be benefited form this action.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.stro-ca.org
website for STRO in Central América
provisional site for the ecohosing project in Hond
Video of the ecohousing project in Honduras

Organization Information

STRO

Location: Utrecht - Netherlands
Website: http:/​/​www.strohalm.nl
STRO
Project Leader:
Carolina Carias
Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazán Honduras

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