In the cold moor of Cuchumatanes, on the Guatemalan plateau, the warmth of an efficient stove allows the food to be prepared inside small dwellings. It is dawn and the ideal time to prepare coffee and then after breakfast for the family. It only remains to wait for the day light to start chores, labor, school and other everyday activities. This is a common scenario in some … [Read more...] about Efficient stoves to improve children and women’s health in Guatemala
Guatemala has a firewood consumption problem. According to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Guatemala is the country with the highest consumption of firewood in Central America. The energy sector is the second highest emitting sector with 39% of total emissions and firewood represents 57% of the total energy matrix. Close to … [Read more...] about In Guatemala the IDB is preparing a program to create a market of improved cookstoves.
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