Smokeless Stove: Aquilina Cortez

Aquilina lives with her husband, her son, and his family in different houses on the same piece of land in Sololá, Guatemala. Aquilina’s husband works in agriculture, while Aquilina stays at home and weaves traditional clothes to sell.

By partnering with Habitat Guatemala, Aquilina’s family was able to build a new smokeless stove. Before, she used to cook over an open fire on the floor, and often got sick because of the smoke.

To the volunteers she says: “Maltiox! Thank you very much for your help and support, now I can cook easier and faster without smoke in my eyes. I feel happy.”