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Another key part is to strengthen the capacities of its member organizations, to achieve conservation and sustainable productive use of natural resources. Community leader, David leftand myself on our cloud forest hike. This was the first Work Tour experience to this community and, by all accounts, a very successful endeavor. Recently, I had this conversation with a group of young men from a rural village near Escuintla, Guatemala.


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Together, we build clean cookstoves, plant trees, and distribute solar lighting to their members in Guatemalaall in an effort to empower local people and conserve the natural environment that is so important to their livelihoods. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

Families invest in the ofresteria by providing a portion of the materials needed as well as investing time in helping foresgeria construct the stoves. David, one of the youth group leaders and a champion for agricultural and economic empowerment, highlighted the struggles to develop and work their land with less than ideal infrastructure and climate. Work tour participants had the pleasure of working with local youth to do some weeding. We want people to improve their livelihoods while protecting forests.

If you would like to foresterria us build clean cookstoves in Guatemala, or would like to learn more about the importance of this project, click the button below. The forest provides resources and bi0diversity, such as honey bee habitat, that are critical to survival. Today, Don Marcos is a community leader in El Tarral, one of the dozens of highland Mayan communities from Huehuetenango who have been displaced to southern coastal climates.

In addition, the group also runs a 15, tree nursery, which they use almost exclusively for fruit trees.


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The flourishing community nursery now has 35, plants growing. In the future, TWP hopes to be able to bring groups here at least once a year. David shows us his plot of land where he has been experimenting with permaculture techniques.

You should continue to offer it and other similar trips. It is accelerating due to the difficulties that come with rapid population growth, rising energy demand, massive crop losses from the effects of climate change, and organized crime and violence reaching alarming levels along this tiny string of countries. Chico and his family have benefited from the stove for eight months now, greatly reducing their fuelwood use and indoor air pollution in the home.

To modify an old adage — this is akin to getting two plants from one seed. The forest is made up of rare hard and softwoods and old growth trees that are critical to the ecosystem and habitat, but also a prized commodity for selective cutting by the timber industry.

Overview of community history and economic development realities and challenges Agroforestry crops and production Apiculture bee keeping best practices Cultural and social exchange with community members Some notable highlights were the tours of the honey production and beekeeping project, which included a visit to the colonies and sampling of the honey straight off the honeycomb.

Even if migration is just to the nearest city, the actual movement of family members is really a means to an end.

The cookstove models selected for this project are partially pre-manufactured for consistency but are installed in a brick and mortar body constructed by trained community members. Another challenge is the external interest groups, especially agribusiness and timber agents, who eye the exceptionally well preserved forest that forms the backbone of their watershed and agroforestry existence. The project was so successful that this year we are raising funds to install more in high-need communities.

Community engagement improves the local support network around the cookstoves. His is the first of 60 cookstoves we plan to build in the community of El Tarral — projects made possible only by your donations and support. Through education and public awareness, David and his fellow community members remain committed and dedicated guardians of the forest.


Sorry, your foresteeria cannot share posts comunitqria email. To learn more about our Clean Cookstove Program click here.

These dedicated individuals work with community members throughout the entire process to create stoves that meet their specific cooking needs. Twitter Facebook Email Reddit. Clean cookstove supplies sourced locally. Working by solar light. We also enjoyed visiting the tree nursery and pineapple fields, which have expanded seven-fold in just the last couple of years, from an original total of 5, plants to over 35, total plants.

comuhitaria Migration from Central America to the United States has been in the news forestteria than usual these days. In foresgeria, stoves are built using local materials. A great way to travel while giving back! Sustainable Development, Sustainable Livelihoods. Currently, the community consists of three distinct ethnic groups from the western side of the country who fled their homes in search of a more stable and hospitable comunitaaria to settle.

During our most recent visit to Guatemala, we saw this model in action. Don Marcos tells us his story while holding his head in his hands under a photo taken of him inwhere he can be seen stoically gripping an automatic rifle with three other indigenous soldiers behind him, tasked with ensuring the survival of an ancient culture.

My role, as I see it, is just to fan the sails. Our projects are not successful unless local people are involved each step of the way.

Today, the ambitious young group has a plantation of 5, organic pineapples that produce a continuous, mouth-watering harvest, a few dozen bee hives from which they are bottling and selling honey, and plots of shade-grown coffee.

Inthis included men and women. A team effort to build this stove.

Marco and Nati with their new cookstove.