I have had the pleasure to spend a couple of days in Pleasant Hill at Bob Way's shop learning how to make Ecocina stoves. It is quite an involved process! From sewing the wire basket to welding the handles on the comal, it takes a whole variety of tasks and tools. Bob has been an excellent and very patient teacher along the way. Except for a leak that we couldn't seem to patch while pouring concrete into the mold and welding a couple of things upside-down, I think we did a pretty awesome job. Read More..
In our January newsletter, we highlighted our first factory in El Salvador and the drive and determination of factory owner, Gustavo Peña.
This month we will feature our newest, and rapidly-growing factory in Copán Ruinas, Honduras and factory owner Anibal Murcia.
From Barbara Lee and John Costello (STI board member)
Today we visited the Ecocina factory in beautiful, historic and HOT Leon, Niaragua. Touring the site with factory owner Juan Gutierrez and StoveTeam International Coordinators Beatriz and Fred Fiallos-Hamman, and meeting the crew of factory trabajadores was a real pleasure. The site is buzzing with activity. Read More..
From Barbara Lee and John Costello, STI Board member:
We've just spent a week in Honduras, and had the opportunity to visit Anibal Murcia's busy Ecocina factory in Copan Ruinas. By coincidence, a Rotary group from Florida toured the factory on the same day. The group received a great welcome from Anibal, the factory workers, and Don Udo, who was hosting them in his hotel. The next day, Anibal transported a number of stoves to a community in the mountains outside the town of Gracias, which is about three hours drive from Copan Ruinas. Read More..
StoveTeam President Nancy Hughes, El Salvadoran Factory Owner, Gustavo Peña, and Administrative Assistant, Sanya Detweiler are all attending the Partnership for Clean Indoor Air (PCIA) Forum this week in Lima, Peru. Read More..