2014-09 September Newsletter

Honduras Team Trip Announced for February 2015

Join our next volunteer trip to Copan Ruinas, Honduras! 
Anibal Murcia has bought a plot of land to build a permanent factory site, and has already built a portion of the roof but needs help finishing the factory. 

The trip runs from February 7 – 15. Register today or visit the team trip page for more information.

StoveTeam Forges New Partnership

StoveTec, has become StoveTeam’s newest corporate sponsor! Under a new partnership, StoveTec—a not-just-for-profit promoter of wood cook stoves—will donate 2% of its gross domestic sales to support StoveTeam. Dean Still, Executive Director, and Andrew McClean, Chief Operating Officer of Aprovecho Research Center recently presented a check of $4778.75 in support of StoveTeam’s thriving programs in Latin America.

In response to the new partnership, Nancy Hughes, said “It has been exciting to see our two organizations have such a global impact. It is a simple fix, but we have to do it one stove and one family at a time. We’re grateful for StoveTec’s support.”

News from the Field, Stove Delivery to Chiquimula, Guatemala

Marco Tulio, owner of the EcoComal factory in Guatemala, recently delivered a large shipment of stoves to Chiquimula, a town on the Honduran border. Since Marco Tulio’s factory started in 2010, he has delivered stoves to several remote regions of Guatemala and has established permanent distribution centers in areas of high need. Congratulations to Marco Tulio on his successful business and a big thank you to all of you for your commitment to helping replace open fires with Ecocina stoves!

Spanish Language Classes and Stove Building Opportunities

Does your Spanish need a tune-up? Are you interested in Guatemalan culture? Do you like getting your hands dirty to help others? If you answered yes to any of the above, StoveTeam’s February volunteer trips to Guatemala are for you!

There are two rewarding, fun-filled trips scheduled in February. Participants will stay at the beautiful San Jose el Viejo Spanish School, will receive one-on-one Spanish instruction in the mornings, and spend the afternoons making and testing stoves at Marco Tulio’s EcoComal Stove Factory. Sightseeing and learning to make chocolate are part of the adventure.

Join us from February 14 – 22 or February 21 – March 1, or both. Only 16 spaces remain, so send in your application and deposit today for: Session 1Session 2 or contact Kim Forrest for more information.

Event Recap and Thank You

A big thank you to all our supporters for making recent StoveTeam fun-and-fund-raising events a huge success! More than one hundred of you joined us at our “Endless Summer Party” where we were entertained byJenaguru, enjoyed beer donated by Ninkasi, and pupusas cooked by Nancy Meyer and Susie Hanner on our very own Ecocina stoves.

Kudos to Ninkasi again as we enjoyed another Pints for a Cause evening with Mutswi Youth Ensemble. Ninkasi’s contribution to local non-profits is always worth celebrating. 

An additional thank you to Party Downtown and Claim 52 Brewing for the delicious benefit dinner for StoveTeam.

All money raised at these events helps save lives by replacing dangerous open cooking fires with safe, affordable, fuel-efficient cookstoves. THANK YOU!

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