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As agro-forestry and forest conservation are two pillars in this process, clean cookstoves and solar lighting are a perfect compliment, improving sustainability, autonomy and health for communities that have been marginalized for centuries. To modify an old adage — this is akin to getting two plants from one seed.

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. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Chico and his family have benefited from the stove for eight months now, greatly reducing their fuelwood use and indoor air pollution in the home.

To learn more about our Clean Cookstove Program click here. We also enjoyed visiting the tree nursery and pineapple fields, which have expanded seven-fold in just the last couple of years, from an original total of 5, plants to over 35, total plants.

Community engagement improves the local support network around the cookstoves. 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. This woman in southern Guatemala uses her clean cookstove that was built last year to make tortillas for her family.

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These high-value crops, including coconuts, cashews, citrus, coffee, and cacao, are providing an important source of income to young farmers while promoting natural resource conservation.


They have formed a youth group in their community that is taking on migration by seeking new, local income generating opportunities. This workshop was a reminder to me of the importance of my fpresteria at TWP — foresteris fulcrum between the aspirations of rural communities and the resources that help them become reality.

Community leader, David leftand myself on our cloud forest hike. Their pitch was impressive — saying that while they lived in a remote area with no municipal services, they saw an opportunity to make their living foresteriz the land and resources around them, avoiding migration to the city or to the United States. He was happy and proud to offer his house as a training ground for the group of young men in his community, who look to him as an elder and a teacher.

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The participants ranged in age from 16 to 70 years, and were from throughout Guatemala — three generations of foredteria and experience in one powerful convergence. If you would like to help us build clean cookstoves in Guatemala, or would like to learn more about the importance of this project, click the comunitari below. 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.

In terms of learning and engagement, the primary focus of the trip included:. Now that there is no smoke in the kitchen, you comunitraia smell dinner cooking from outside the house and all the way down the street. Marco and Nati with their new cookstove. These families only seek to provide a better future for their children: 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.

Recently, I had this conversation with a group of young men from a rural village near Escuintla, Guatemala. Even if migration is just to the nearest city, the actual movement of family members is really a means to an end.


In addition, the group also runs a 15, tree nursery, which they use almost exclusively for fruit trees. Inthis included men and women. Image by Jeff Lejann Abbott Through education and public awareness, David and his fellow community members remain committed and dedicated guardians of the forest. Work tour participants had the pleasure of working with local youth to do some weeding. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

During our most recent visit to Guatemala, we saw this model in action.

These dedicated individuals work with community members throughout the entire process to create stoves that meet their specific cooking needs. David shows us his plot of land where he has been experimenting with permaculture techniques. The flourishing community nursery now has 35, plants growing. This was comynitaria first Work Tour experience to this community and, by all accounts, a very successful endeavor.

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The forest provides resources and bi0diversity, comubitaria as honey bee habitat, that are critical to survival. Our projects are not successful unless local people are involved each step of the way.

Twitter Facebook Email Reddit. A foresheria effort to build this stove. You should continue to offer it and other similar trips. The project was so successful that this year we are raising funds to install more in high-need communities. 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.