2012-05 May Newsletter

Change a Family’s Life this Mother’s Day

Nancy Hughes, a mother and grandmother, began improving the health of mothers and children when she started StoveTeam International. You too can change lives in Mexico and Central America for only $50.00 by donating a stove to a family in honor of an important mother in your life. By donating a stove, you can improve the lives of 5-8 individuals. 

Make your donation online or mail a check today to:

StoveTeam International, PO Box 51025, Eugene, OR, 97405. 

Please be sure to indicate where you would like your acknowledgement card sent.

Be Part of the Team: Honduras Trip Space Available

We are excited to announce that the November 3-11 StoveTeam trip to Honduras is already more than half full. The trip is limited to the first twenty applicants and no special skills are necessary, only an enthusiastic attitude and flexible nature.   

The eight-day trip costs $950, which covers in-country lodging, meals, transportation, and project supplies. Airfare is additional.

Exciting News for Anibal Murcia in Copan Ruinas

Many of you know or have read about Anibal and Rosanna Murcia, the owners of the StoveTeam sponsored factory in Copan Ruinas, Honduras. We are thrilled to tell you that a Rotary grant sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Southern Oregon and Northern California and Cupertino, California has been approved for funding.  

The project will subsidize the purchase of 1,000 high-efficiency stoves, allowing stoves to be sold for approximately $27--about a 50% discount from retail.  It will also budget monies from each stove for community education and training to encourage stove adoption and use.  

Women who own Ecocinas will be hired on a per diem basis to demonstrate the use and advantages of the stoves.  The training and education will address the importance of protecting children from smoke and burns, the benefits from limited fuel use, and the opportunity for women to create small businesses making tortillas and ticucus within the communities.

We couldn't be more pleased not only for Anibal and Rosanna, but for the women of the Honduran villages.

We're Staying Classy

We've been profiled on the CLASSY Awards website. Check out the article and spread the word!

Calling All Educators!

As StoveTeam grows, so do our projects.  Volunteers Susie Hanner and Rosemary Brockmann are working on StoveTeam educational materials for both future team members and general education.  Some of the proposed educational materials are printable maps of areas of StoveTeam influence, country toolkits, and a glossary of Spanish "stover" vocabulary.  This is only a beginning, so if you are interested in being involved, please contact us.

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