Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Back To Guatemala

Next week I'll be going back to Guatemala with the group Masons On A Mission. In Guatemala we construct energy efficient, wood-fired cook stoves with and for the Mayas. I'm only gone for ten days, but I've been going for about nine years, and it is something I always look forward to.
We work in small groups, and each group is able to easily build one stove a day. Our payback is knowing that more families will be breathing cleaner air in their homes by using stoves that vent to the outside and by burning less firewood.
We work in the spectacular Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala, and I believe that it's a real privilege to be able to work and spend time in such a beautiful country.


Another failed attempt at making tortillas


Shaping bricks for stove

She's getting a new stove

 Happy family with new cookstove