Encarnación lives with her husband Gabino, their six children and their families in a small community in Chimaltenango. While Ezequiel works in agriculture, Encarnación takes care of their big family and weaves traditional clothes.
Before partnering with Habitat Guatemala to receive her smokeless stove, María used to cook on an open flame, causing her to have irritation in her eyes and respiratory diseases due to the smoke.
Doña Encarnación explains how she feels with the new stove: “I feel happy with it, we like it” She continues; “and the good part is that it does not need a lot of wood.”
She finishes by sharing a message to the volunteers: “Thank you all for your support in building our stove.”