Recently, StoveTeam was awarded a Rotary Global Grant to extend work even further in El Salvador.
This Rotary Global Grant will fund clean cookstoves (as seen above) for 554 families in rural El Salvador. In addition to stove distribution, the grant will also support StoveTeam efforts to improve awareness of the benefits of clean cookstoves and help to build connections with local health care providers. In partnership with Santa Ana Rotary Club, Cader Hospital of Santa Ana, the Salvadoran Ministry of Health, and partner factory Inversiones Falcón, the placement of each stove will include medical screenings for recipients, promote partnerships with local health care providers, and train local health care representatives in identifying and treating health problems caused by the use of open fires.
The work doesn’t stop there, though. In efforts to propel StoveTeam’s project even further, Christadelphian Meal-a-Day Fund awarded an additional grant for StoveTeam’s work in El Salvador. This grant will place five large, institutional stoves in schools serving the same communities as the 554 stove recipients. Along with the institutional stoves, an educational health program will be implemented to teach students about the importance of fuel-efficient cookstoves.
With the support of Rotary clubs from the US and El Salvador, as well as Meal-a-Day Fund, StoveTeam continues to distribute safe and fuel-efficient cookstoves while equipping locals of all ages with the knowledge to improve their own health.