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This is a rough translation of today's communication from Anibal, our newest factory owner in Honduras. I thought you'd like an update.
"Nancy this has been a great week. As I told you before, I'm doing business with some very powerful businesses in the country. They are building three hydroelectric power plants to sell energy to the state and are convinced by our meetings that for the management of watersheds, it is essential to include the delivery of Ecocina stoves in a larger system where families exchange work in their communities planting nursery grown trees used for firewood for an Ecocina. Read More..
Meeting the Ecocina suring our November eye screening clinic in San Juan Opico, we had a demonstration of the Ecocina, a beautifully engineered concrete stove with three important virtues: it uses less than half of the wood needed by a regular wood stove, it is so efficient that it produces no smoke after the first few minutes, and the outside stays cool, so children aren't burned if they touch it. Read More..
What a whirlwind! Thirty volunteers have arrived in Guatemala, seen the factory, helped with a demonstration of Ecocina stoves in the village of San Antonio Aguas Calientes, and we have met with various Rotarians and NGOs who want to assist with spreading the word about Ecocina stoves here and in neighboring countries. We were interviewed for television and had a great deal of fun. Read More..
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will formally announce the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a new public-private initiative to create a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions that will save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and combat climate change. The announcement will occur at the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting on September 21 at approximately 1:00 p.m. Read More..