BENEFITING: ONE EQUAL HEART FOUNDATION
Traditional stoves resemble campfires with large metal pots suspended over burning wood, producing smoke that stays within the home. This smoke contains particulates that cause a range of diseases from bronchitis to pneumonia. In Chiapas, nearly 50% of children under the age of ten suffer from respiratory diseases. Because women and children spend the most time within the home, they suffer regularly from serious life-threatening burns. Additionally, traditional cooking methods use vast amounts of wood, a resource in short supply in hot, dry locations. Please help us to build these necessary stoves in Chiapas, Mexico.