Smokeless Stove: Dominga Maribel Tohom

Dominga Maribel lives in Solola with her husband, Samuel and their three children Milton (14), Jocelyn(10) and Cynthia(2).  Thanks to the support of the Kron Family and First Congregational Church, her family recently received a Habitat smokeless stove to cook in a healthier environment.

Dominga says “I feel happy, I had one before, but it was very old and deteriorating and let out a lot of smoke that stained the roof and walls; now, we are doing very well with this new stove.” The family supports their livelihood by working in the home and in the fields. “I’m a homemaker, I care for my children, clean and cook for my family. My husband works in the fields and sometimes for a clothes factory. When the owner gives us clothes, we work together here in the home to decorate the clothes or iron them for the factory.”

To the donors, Dominga would like to express, “I’m very grateful to them. I don’t have the words to thank you, but I know that in heaven there is One who always helps and protects. I always pray and ask God to help you, to protect you. We are very happy to have this stove and we hope that one day we will get to meet them all.”