Life for Asunción and her family revolves around the kitchen.
She and her mother-in-law spend all day tending the fire. Asunción’s husband gathers wood for their fire whenever he can.
He’s also one of the biggest advocates for an improved cookstove in their home. He
became concerned with the dangers of open fire after seeing his mother suffer the effects of indoor air pollution.
“My mom has always cooked this way… she said the smoke ruined her vision. With the open fire, [the women] are trapped with smoke”, he said.
For Asunción’s family, and others living in poverty throughout the world, an open fire is a cruel reality. Despite the difficulty presented by open fires, most families do not have any other options.
“With an open fire is how we have to live, if not, we cannot survive”, said Asunción's husband.
Thanks to generous donors like you, Asunción received the fuel-efficient cookstove she so desperately needed, but many more women and their families continue to “survive.” A
gift of an Ecocina
cookstove is the alternative they need.