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Stoves and floors for San Vicente- Guatemala

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BENEFITING: FRIENDS OF GUATEMALA

HOURS PLEDGED: 8,760

Philippa Wood

THE STORY:

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As a Healthy Homes (or Rural Home Preventative Health) Peace Corps Volunteer, I work with families living in Rural Guatemala. Our program focuses on educating families about preventative health, helping them to be more responsible for their own welfare as well as the welfare of the community. However, many living conditions in these communities are unsafe. How can we teach about the dangers of smoke inhalation when these woman cook over an open fire 10 to 15 hours a day, or the importance of a bacteria free home, when they live and cook on dirt floors which are almost impossible to clean.

For that reason, in addition to education, I am trying to raise funds to help better the homes of many families who live in the communities of Xemuj and Chihuitan in San Vicente Buenabaj. Your contribution could save a woman or a child from getting lung cancer by helping us build an improved 'smoke free' stove in their house. Or prevent a child from severe diarrhea and resulting malnutrition by helping them get a cement floor, allowing the family to live in a clean and safe environment.

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14% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,350 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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6 years ago