Smokeless Stove: Blanca Ixlá

Doña Blanca lives with her husband Cesar and their four children, Kimberly (13), Cesar (11), Luis (8) and Jennifer (6) in a small community in Chimaltenango. While Cesar works in the fields, Blanca takes care of the children and the house.

Before receiving her smokeless stove, Blanca used to cook over an open flame “pollo”. The smoke caused her to have red eyes and respiratory diseases.

When asked how she feels with her new stove, Blanca responds: “I feel happy with my stove! It is also our table, all the family gathers around to eat now and it is working great.”

Blanca and her family have good memories of the time shared with the volunteers, “We were really happy that day, they built our stove and had lunch with us,” she continues; “I am grateful to all of you for your support.”