Environment
 Mexico
Project #10663

Sustainable Rural Life

by Fondo Mexicano para la Conservacion de la Naturale
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Biosphere Reserve Tehuacan-Cuicatlan (Conabio)
Biosphere Reserve Tehuacan-Cuicatlan (Conabio)

Dear friends of Sustainable Rural Life,

We are happy to inform you that we are about to join efforts with the National Commission for Protected Areas (Conanp) to expand the program to the Biosphere Reserve Tehuacán-Cuicatlán for training and distribution of clean cookstoves and solar ovens into new rural communities! This will be possible thanks to a new donation from Servicio Continental de Mensajería that is interested in the offset of carbon emissions while improving health in Mexican rural families.

We are also negotiating final details to kick-off the clean cookstove manufacturing workshop in Quintana Roo with the support of a new donor! With the sponsorship of Hoteles City Express we aim to scale up the support from past years and help young local producers in the manufacturing and commercialization process of clean cookstoves in rural Maya communities in the Yucatán Peninsula.

Although we are looking forward to these upcoming donations, we need your support to increase the number of ecotechnologies to reach more rural communities in Mexico in which open fires are still used to prepare the everyday meals.

Thank you for your support!

Clean cookstove manufacturing workshop in Q.Roo
Clean cookstove manufacturing workshop in Q.Roo

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Dear friends of Sustainable Rural Life,

We are happy to inform you that in 2016 we will focus our efforts in three exiting projects:

1. Training and distribution of ecotecnologies in rural communities

We aim to continue our alliances with local organizations to train and deliver more clean cookstoves and hot pots to rural communities in the states of Baja California Sur, Tabasco, Quintana Roo, Coahuila and Querétaro.

2.Supporting local youth in Quintana Roo to kick-off their clean cookstove manufacturing workshop.

Because of the rate of success of the program in Quintana Roo, we want to scale up the support and help young local producers in the manufacturing and commercialization process of clean cookstoves in rural Maya communities in the Yucatán Peninsula.

3.Continue encouraging the development of a national norm for clean cookstoves.

We will continue encouraging the creation of standards for clean cookstoves that will provide guidelines for efficiency, emissions, durability and safety in Mexico. These standards are important to ensure that the clean cookstoves built by different organizations are clean, and reduce firewood consumption. 

Please help us donating today to keep supporting more rural communities in Mexico to improve their life quality and protecting their environment!

Thank you for your support.

Dona Ana using her clean cookstove in Quintana Roo
Dona Ana using her clean cookstove in Quintana Roo
clean cookstove manufacturing workshop
clean cookstove manufacturing workshop

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Dear friends of Sustainable Rural Life,

We are happy to inform you that with help of our partner Niparajá Natural History Society (NGO), 309 clean cookstoves have been completed and 139 solar cookers  have been delivered in rural communities of Sierra de la Giganta and Guadalupe in the state of Baja California Sur, México!

We keep supporting the creation of standards for clean cookstoves that will provide guidelines for efficiency, emissions, durability and safety. These standards are important to ensure that the clean cookstoves different organizations build really are clean, and are reducing firewood consumption. 

With help our partner ProFauna (NGO) we also achieved to purchase a cutting machine glass for the integrated management of waste in Sierra de Zapalinamé in order to support the transformation of large amounts of glass waste material into handicrafts.

Please help us with a donation today to keep supporting more rural communities in Mexico to improve their life quality while protecting their environment!

Thank you for your continued support.

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Patsari clean cookstove installed by Niparaja
Patsari clean cookstove installed by Niparaja

Dear friends of Sustainable Rural Life,

It’s been a busy few months. We’ve been working hard in Baja California Sur to offer solar hotpots and clean cookstoves to families, in partnership with the organization Niparajá.

Did you know that we use different types of cookstoves in different parts of Mexico? It’s important that the stoves fit in with the region’s culture; if they seem strange or different, our experience is that people tend to reject this new technology. Clean cookstoves need to blend in to ensure adoption. In Baja California Sur, the model we use is called Patsari.

We are also supporting the creation of standards for clean cookstoves that will provide guidelines for efficiency, emissions, durability, and safety. This goes hand-in-hand with a certification program that will validate the emissions reduced by organizations that implement clean cookstoves. These standards are important to ensure that the clean cookstoves different organizations build really are clean, and are helping the environment. 

Please help us help more rural communities with a donation today.

Thank you for your continued support.

Heating tortillas on a Patsari stove
Heating tortillas on a Patsari stove

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Fuel-efficient stove built for the workshop
Fuel-efficient stove built for the workshop

Dear Sustainable Rural Life friends,

The past months have been very exciting for our VRS team. We helped coordinate the participation of our field colleague U’yool’ché AC to the Renewable Energy workshop at Earth University in Costa Rica. From the 9 to the 12th of March, our friends that work in the Yucatan Peninsula shared their experience and their lessons learned while implementing fuel-efficient stoves throughout rural communities. U’yool’ché also shared with them a practical class where they were able to build from scratch one of their Tuumben K´ooben stoves.

The event gathered a group of enthusiasts from different countries (including Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador), as well as various indigenous communities.

We are ecstatic that our efforts and experience as a project can help communities and families in other countries, helping us make our dream of cleaner kitchens, healthier lives, lower environmental impact, and improved economies grow. We thank you for all your generous donations and hope you continue being part of it.

All the best,

Sustainable Rural Life Team

Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature
Calle Damas 49, Colonia San Jose Insurgentes,

03900 Mexico, D.F., Mexico
+52 (55) 5611 9779

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Fondo Mexicano para la Conservacion de la Naturale

Location: Mexico D.F., Distrito Federal - Mexico
Website: http:/​/​www.fmcn.org
Project Leader:
Vanessa Valdez
Special and Innovation Project Coordinator
Mexico City, Mexico
$690 raised of $25,000 goal
 
13 donations
$24,310 to go
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