Clean air and more efficient cooking.
In July 2010 an inter-church group comprised of members from 6 different churches installed over 70 stoves in the homes of the villagers of Nuevo Santiago. The stoves have improved the air quality immensely, helping to reduce the rate of respiratory illness among the villagers, especially the children.
The stoves are also much more efficient than an open fire. Women and children typically spend hours collecting firewood. The Aler Stove is over 60% more efficient, which saves valuable time for villagers. These pictures show the team as they go about their work.