Kitchen Stove

How would you like to cook your meals on this every day?

 This here is a upgraded kitchen stove in the highlands of Guatemala. This stove has a smoke stack to ventilate the noxious fumes of smoke out of the home plus it has decorated time around the top. Many of the homes in the highlands cook over an open fire pit in the middle of the home. The problem with this is that the smoke does not escape the living area of the home and this causes the people to inhale the smoke all day long. Inhaling this polluted air has also been linked to pneumonia, heart disease, lung cancer, low birth weight and respiratory infections, just to name a few. Many organizations are working to help supply newer and cleaner cooking stoves for the people in the highlands of Guatemala.