Smokeless Stove: Ana María Yaxón

Ana María lives with her husband José and their daughter Glenda. While José is working in the fields, Ana María takes care of their house and daughter.

Ana María explains how partnering with Habitat for Humanity Guatemala to implement a smokeless stove has improved aspects of her family’s daily life: “I used to cook on the floor on an open fire stove. There was a lot of smoke and it used to make my throat hurt, but my new stove doesn’t have this problem. We also use much less wood now.”

Ana Maria finishes by sharing what it was like to have volunteers support her family: “It was such a help, such a support. They helped build the stove. It was lovely to have them; they spent time with us and were very funny. May God bless you all, and we wish you a Merry Christmas!”