San Lorenzo Stove Project

In rural Nicaragua wood-burning stoves are often the only option within economic reach of rural families, yet they extract a high price both on the environment and on the family’s health. Not having any ventilation system causes smoke to accumulate in the home causing eye and respiratory issues. It is often women and children who suffer the most from this situation. In addition to the smoke issues, these stoves are very inefficient and require a lot of wood. The need for a lot of wood results in deforestation problems which in turn causes regional flooding.

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