Next Stop, Nicaragua and El Salvador

No passport needed - Join the entrepreneurs live this week!

You are invited to meet two cookstove entrepreneurs eager to show you how they are changing the way people cook in Central America and teach you a new recipe!

Gustavo and Elida will introduce you to the clean cookstove, reducing wood use and eliminating smoke when cooking with fire. Open fires lead to more deaths worldwide than malaria, HIV, and TB combined and are used by nearly a third of the world’s population. 20 million Central American families still cook over open fires.

But you can see firsthand how Gustavo and Elida are changing lives in their communities with clean cookstoves and the help of Rotary grants from District 5110 and StoveTeam International.

Tuesday, Dec 6th at 12 PM Pacific
Gustavo Peña of Inversiones Falcones wants to introduce you to the Justa and Ecocina stove in a LIVE demo and Q&A. He has installed more than 22,000 stoves in El Salvador since starting in 2008 with a Global Grant from District 5110. Gustavo will teach you how these stoves work LIVE and answer any questions you have about stoves, El Salvador, or his business.

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Thursday, Dec 8th at 2 PM Pacific
Meet factory owner Elida Olivas of Estelí, Nicaragua for a cooking lesson in Nicaraguan Nectamales! Her factory was started with the help of a Global Grant from the Springfield Rotary Club and she now sells close to 1,000 stoves every year. See traditional Nectamales (Nicaraguan tamales) made over a clean-burning stove in a Nicaraguan household.

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Photo credit: StoveTeam International

Founded by CNN Hero and Southtowne Rotarian Nancy Hughes, StoveTeam International’s innovative model for launching local projects in Latin America were awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Partnership for Clean Indoor Air Award for Developing Local Markets for creating local employment while improving health and reducing air pollution. To date, local projects started by StoveTeam in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Mexico have produced more than 79,000 total stoves, improving the lives of more than half a million people and preventing nearly one million tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

Former District 5110 Rotarian and StoveTeam Board Chair Kim Forrest will be hosting these awesome events along with StoveTeam staff and on-site entrepreneurs.

Rotary District 5110 is so proud to support entrepreneurship, innovation, and environmental protection partnerships that change lives. We support StoveTeam’s mission to save lives and saves forests.

One Response

  1. I am sorry I missed the presentation given by Elida Olivas of Esteli, Nicaragua. I am interested in watching the video if the event was recorded.
    Greetings to the hard working team in Esteli.

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