Smokeless Stove: Rosalía Lajuj

In a small community in Sololá, Doña Rosalia lives with her brother-in-law Nazario and her son Cristobal. Her husband, Francisco, passed away ten years ago. Doña Rosalía takes care of the home and her aging brother-in-law, while Cristobal works in Guatemala city to support the family.

Before partnering with Habitat Guatemala to receive her smokeless stove, María used to cook on an old stove that was over 20 years old and was in bad condition; causing smoke to be inside her kitchen, irritation in her eyes and respiratory diseases.

When asked how she feels with her new stove, Rosalía responds: “I feel very happy Maltiox (thank you)!

Rosalía has good memories of the time shared with the volunteers, “It was a very fun day, we shared lunch together,” she continues; “Maltiox and Maltiox to everyone for their support.”