Rosalía lives with her three children, Jackelyn (8) Jennifer (6), Jorge (2) and her aunt’s family in a small community in Chimaltenango. Rosalía’s husband has recently died, and she weaves traditional women clothes to make a living and support her children.
Before receiving her smokeless stove, Rosalía used to cook on an old stove that was in bad condition
s and did not permit the smoke to go outside the kitchen, causing her and her children respiratory diseases.
Rosalía’s reality has change a lot since her stove was built, “I feel content with it, now I do not need to buy wood so often because I only use two pieces or less to cook all my food.”
She finishes with a message to the volunteers: “Thank you all for your support in building my stove, may God bless you.”