StoveTeam Blog

11 Dec

San Miguel de Allende trip in March

Give yourself a special gift this Christmas…the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico, meet fellow Rotarians and work together on a StoveTeam project. This is your chance to see firsthand how Ecocina stoves are changing lives in Mexico. See the details on the Events page. Read More..

19 Nov


Thanks so much to the members of The Templeton Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies and Civic Ventures for honoring me and all of us who founded StoveTeam International by honoring us with the Purpose Prize, and a huge thank-you to Synchronicity and Milagro Foundations, and Rotary International who supported us from the very beginning. Read More..

13 Nov

Last day in Honduras

We had an absolutely incredible trip with a fiesta for 350 in the village to wrap it all up this afternoon.

The fiesta today was absolutely incredible as the women who have the Ecocina catering business and have been feeding us at the factory every day stayed up until midnight last night making the "empanadas con pollo" and then got up at 4am to continue cooking. Rosanna arranged for individually wrapped pieces of birthday cake for everyone as well as a piñata that delighted all of the children. The first people to take a swing at it were Sanya, then Fernando (the current Rotary President), and then Bob Way. Read More..

10 Nov

Stove testing in Honduras

The team here is doing absolutely fantastic work and everyone is having a great time. One of the houses where we were testing wood usage even made the local Rotarian cry. We entered a house that is a 10' x 12' circle of black plastic held up by tree trunks and when we asked how many lived there they said just the husband and his cross-eyed wife who was very ill. Read More..

04 Nov

Nancy's departure for Honduras

This morning I was hoping to call everyone else before departure, but a series of events changed all of that.

The first call last night was from Sanya in Honduras asking me to go to Cabella's out by Gateway Mall, to buy two more scales.  I did that before I went to Book Club last night and only missed the first part of the supper. Read More..