Florencia Saso lives with her husband Aurelio and their son Aureliano in a rural community in Sololá, Guatemala.
Before partnering with Habitat Guatemala to build a new smokeless stove, she used to cook on an open fire stove on the floor. Cooking that way caused several issues to her health.
Florencia explains how she feels about her new stove: “I feel happy, it has helped me a lot to improve my health,” she continues: “it also saves a lot of wood, now we only have to use one or two pieces of wood.”
She sends a message to the volunteers: “Thank you all for your kind support in building my stove. Now we can cook multiple dishes at a time. Have a Merry Christmas! May God bless you.”