A note from Nancy
The year I won the Purpose Prize, I was asked to fly to the Club Med in Mexico to talk about alleviating poverty. It was there; on the beach in Ixtapa, Mexico that I had renewed faith in mankind.

Every year the Opportunity Collaboration   invites 400 global leaders from 62 countries to work on alleviating poverty. They are social entrepreneurs, non-profit executives, grant-makers, impact investors, corporate and academic field-leaders, and aligned media working around the world.

There are no PowerPoints, no plenary sessions, and there is no reliance on technology. We convene in “cluster-forks” around a meal and talk to each other. What a novel idea!

When we get together at the beach, we ask each other, “How can I help you?” and oftentimes that sparks a conversation that results in a longer-term collaboration.

I wouldn’t miss it for the world!

Listen to Nancy talk about StoveTeam on the Impact Podcast recorded at the 2017 Opportunity Collaboration in October (hear Nancy around minute 14).
Stove Story: Asunción
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.
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