Justa Stove User Interview

This brief interview was taken on April 3rd, 2010 in Tiquisate, southwestern Guatemala.  Trees Water & People has been working in this community since 1998 on various reforestation and fuel-efficient stove programs.  Sagrario Cardona, interviewer, has been building Justa Stoves for 8 years, for a total of 1,440 stoves under her belt.  This is one of the first stoves she built.  Consuelo Padilla is a dedicated stove user who is proud of her efficient wood stove, and in this interview in a few simple answers she points out the health and economic value of using a Justa stove.  Justa stoves use on average up to 70% less firewood than traditional open fire cookstoves.  Using less firewood means families save time and money, benefit from improved health conditions as the stoves vent harmful smoke out of the kitchen, and less firewood use means more standing trees help conserve the surrounding environment.

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