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Hands-on training in installation, use, and maintenance of the stoves increases local investment in the program through sweat equity and allows community members to become more intimate with the technology.

Another challenge is the external interest groups, especially agribusiness and timber agents, who eye the exceptionally well preserved forest that forms the backbone of their watershed and agroforestry existence. This woman in southern Guatemala uses her clean cookstove that was built last year to make tortillas for her family. We want foresterla to improve their livelihoods while protecting forests. You should continue to offer it and other similar trips.

Migration from Central America to the United States has been in the news more than usual these days. During our most recent visit to Guatemala, we saw this model in action. David shows us his plot of land where he has been experimenting with permaculture techniques. David, one of the youth group leaders and a champion for agricultural and economic empowerment, highlighted the struggles to develop and work their land with less than ideal infrastructure and climate.

Another key part is to strengthen the capacities of its member organizations, to achieve conservation and sustainable productive use of natural resources. Inthis included men and women. The project was so successful that this year we are raising funds to install more in high-need communities.

In the future, TWP hopes to be able to bring groups here at least once a year. Marco and Nati with their new cookstove. Some notable highlights were the tours of the honey production and beekeeping project, which included a visit to the colonies and sampling of the honey straight off the honeycomb.

Through education and public awareness, David and his fellow community members remain committed and dedicated guardians of the forest. Community leader, David leftand myself on our cloud forest hike.

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Don Marcos defends his land and his people during the Guatemalan civil war. This was the first Work Tour experience to this community and, by all accounts, a very successful endeavor. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!


Even if migration is just to the nearest city, the actual movement of family members is really a means to an end. Cooking is a very personal tradition in Central America, so new technologies must be able to cook the same foods, with the same fuels, in the same amount of time as the traditional designs if they are to be accepted by all members of society.

Image by Jeff Lejann Abbott Through education and public awareness, David and his fellow community members remain committed and dedicated guardians of the forest. Two spoonfuls of oats and a spoonful of sugar was all the food available for weeks at a time while protecting Mayan heritage and homeland from military persecution.

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Clean cookstove supplies sourced locally. Recently, I had this conversation with a group of young men from a rural village near Escuintla, Guatemala. They were promised a fertile area with well-equipped infrastructure, but instead found a challenging mountainside with high winds, limited water, and very poor road access.

Now that there is no smoke in the kitchen, you can smell dinner cooking from outside the house and all the way down the street. Today, Don Marcos is a community leader in El Tarral, one of the dozens of highland Mayan communities from Huehuetenango who have been displaced to southern coastal climates. Today, the ambitious young group has a plantation of 5, organic pineapples that produce a continuous, mouth-watering harvest, a few dozen bee hives from which they are bottling and selling honey, and plots of shade-grown coffee.

Sustainable Development, Sustainable Livelihoods. Their pitch was fooresteria — saying that while domunitaria lived in a remote area with no municipal services, they saw an opportunity to make their living from the land and resources around them, avoiding migration to the city or to the United States.

His is the first of 60 cookstoves we plan to build in the community of El Tarral — projects made possible only by your donations and support. The flourishing community nursery now has 35, plants growing.

The participants ranged in age from 16 to 70 years, and were from throughout Guatemala — three generations of knowledge and experience in one powerful convergence.


My role, as I see it, is just to fan the sails. The cookstove models fpresteria for this project are partially pre-manufactured for consistency but are installed in a brick and mortar body constructed by trained community members.

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Sorry, your blog cannot share foresferia by email. These dedicated individuals work with community members throughout the entire process to create stoves that meet their specific cooking needs. Together, we build clean cookstoves, plant trees, and distribute solar lighting to their members in Guatemalaall in an effort to empower local people and conserve the natural environment that is so important to their livelihoods.

Don Marcos tells us his story while holding his head in his hands under a photo taken of him inwhere he can be seen stoically gripping an automatic rifle with three other indigenous soldiers behind him, tasked with ensuring the survival of an ancient culture. They have formed a youth group in their community that is taking on migration by seeking new, local income generating opportunities. The forest is made up of rare hard and softwoods and old growth trees that are critical to the ecosystem and habitat, but also a prized commodity for selective cutting by the timber industry.

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To learn more about our Clean Cookstove Program click here. It is accelerating due to the difficulties that come with rapid population growth, rising energy demand, massive crop losses from the foresheria of climate change, and organized crime and violence reaching alarming levels along this tiny string of countries.

In addition, stoves are built using local materials. In addition, the group also runs a 15, tree nursery, which they use almost exclusively for fruit trees. Page 1 Page 2 Next page. Work tour fofesteria had the pleasure of working with local youth to do some weeding. Community engagement improves the local support network around the cookstoves.

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