Guatemala Cook Stove Project
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Your donation to the Cook Stoves Project will equip families in Guatemala with Good Neighbors “Good Stove”. The Good Stove is a safe, low-cost, and effective stove for families in need.
Children Walking Miles to Gather Firewood
To keep fire burning, children collect up to 20 lbs. of woods each day instead of going to school.
Old Cookstove Causing Massive Emission of Smoke Containing Harmful Gases
Women are constantly exposed to toxic gases from indoor fires and old cookstoves as they cook and clean their homes, which dramatically increases the risk of illness.
A Stove Made of Stones and Wood
90% of Guatemalans use primitive cookstoves made from rocks and mud that burn all day. The smoke they inhale leads to several health risks including emphysema, cardiovascular disease, and lung cancer--and claims 4 million lives each year, according to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.
Igniting Healthy Change for Mother and Children in Guatemala
1. COOK STOVE GOOD STOVE Ignite Change
To protect women and children exposed to the hazardous cooking environment, we plan to upgrade the old cookstoves.
2.Development of Next Generation Cookstoves.
In collaboration with many researchers, Good Neighbors developed the next generation cookstove with higher heat efficiency and portability.
3. Establishment of GOOD STOVE Factory.
In 2014, Good Neighbors launched a social enterprise called Good Stove Factory. This social enterprise will focus on job creation and income generation to enhance community capacity and seek environmental protection and health improvement.
Each new cookstove uses locally-sourced materials, requires less firewood to be burned throughout the day, and incorporates a chimney that pulls the smoke outside of the home, making the air safe to breathe.
Bringing Good Change to Guatemala Homes
The Cook Stove Project is having a positive impact on the three areas of environment, health, and economy of the lives of Guatemalan residents. It will never stop evolving with the continuous efforts of Good Neighbors and community members. We look forward to the good change and innovation that the Cook Stove Project will bring in the future.
Please consider supporting us today - every donation, no matter the amount, makes a difference for mothers and children in Guatemala.