Smokeless Stove: María Yaxón

María lives with her husband Pedro and her in-laws in a small community in Sololá, Guatemala. While María’s husband works in agriculture, she weaves and takes care of the home.

As part of Habitat Guatemala’s Healthy Home Kit program, María and her family were able to build a new smokeless stove. “I used to cook on the floor, over an open fire. The smoke was really bad and made me sick. With my new stove I feel much happier, it is easier to cook, and saves a lot of wood too, so I do not have to buy so much,” says María about her new smokeless stove.

As a message to the volunteer she says: “Thank you for your support, we are living better now. I invite you to keep on working with more communities in need.”