Interchurch Team


  • Canton Libertad Frontera Guatemala

Team from Interchurch will be installing new clean-burning Aler stoves in the villages of: Canton Libertad Frontera, Fronterizo 10 de Mayo, and Monaco.

 

CANTON LIBERTAD FRONTERA was founded in 2005. It is located 53.5 miles from Barillas downtown. It takes 4 hours to get to the village by 4-wheel drive vehicles. The village was formed by people who came back from Mexico or the mountains after the Civil War. They took the property and when the owner of the land came to the village negotiated the price and people could purchase it.

There are 41 families in the village with a population of around 235 inhabitants. There is no running water in the village. Few families have hand dug wells and others have to go to the river. Families received two water tanks from other organization one is 2,500 liters and the other is 700 liters. Most of the families cook on open fires. There is a request of 35 stoves from this village.

FRONTERIZO 10 DE MAYO was founded in 1996. It is located next to Canton Libertad Frontera. There are 44 families in Fronterizo and around 240 inhabitants. There is electrical service in the village and 100% of the families have the service.

Villagers lack running water. They have community wells with manual pumps. During the dry season the wells get empty and they have to walk to the river for their water needs.

Villagers make about $6.67 a day, and the average per family is $133.33 a month.

MONACO needs 45 clean-burning Aler stoves.