Safe, Energy Efficient Stoves

IMG_2026Inefficient and dangerous open fire cooking stoves continue to be prevalent in rural Guatemala.These stoves not only are environmentally unfriendly, but also lead to serious health risks including, chronic respiratory illness and serious burns predominately effecting woman and young children. To combat this problem HRI is building traditional plancha stoves that are 75% more efficient- reducing the time it takes to cook and collect wood, minimizing the expense of cooking, and improving environmental impacts, while also reducing indoor air pollution and other health risks with an elevated cooking surface and a chimney that draws smoke out of the home. To date, HRI has been able to build 40 clean cook stoves for vulnerable families, with a goal to build 300!

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