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In Guatemala, over 71% of the nation’s 14 million people are dependent on wood to cook every meal. This demand for fuelwood has put a huge strain on one of the country’s most precious natural resources: the forests. Our programs in Guatemala aim to decrease fuelwood consumption and, at the same time, improve the health of families and the overall environment.
The Emelda cookstove (pictured here) provides household cooks with two or three powerful burners, different size pot supports, a removable steel griddle, and is made with local materials for a truly appropriate solution. Every time a family cooks a meal, they conserve wood and reduce deadly indoor air pollution. A win-win for people and the planet!