Stoves that Save Trees
Nestled on a steep mountainside in Sierra de las Minas, Rio Chiquito 1 is a village that appears forgotten by the rest of Guatemala. But FDN’s community promoters make their way up the remote dirt road to help the inhabitants improve their living conditions. Thanks to the energy-efficient stoves the beneficiaries have reduced their need for firewood by 70%. That saves trees in the Sierra and a lot of time and effort by people in communities such as Rio Chiquito 1.