Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The UNITED NATIONS is visiting the village!!???

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves may be visiting the village during the end of April.  This would be a great event for us!

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves was "launched by US Secretary of State Clinton" (yes Hillary!) "in 2010 at the Clinton Global Initiative, the Alliance is working to foster the adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels in 100 million households by 2020, improving the lives of many of the three billion people who cook every day on open fires and traditional stoves.  The Alliance Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Foundation (www.unfoundation.org)."

From the Amazon Pueblo Project Handbook:

Clean Cookstoves
We are partnered with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.  Their mission is: “To save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and combat climate change by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.”
The people of La Libertad, mainly the women and children, spend a significant amount of time gathering firewood and tending cooking fires.  The smoke from these fires damages the health when inhaled and is irritating to the eyes.  Additionally the wood taken from the forest and burned inefficiently is contributing to the loss of habitat.
By finding affordable, efficient solutions (clean cookstoves), the environment of the kitchens, houses, and overall village can be greatly improved.

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