UTSIL NAJ - Honduras
Improved Stoves help families in Honduras stay healthy and face the challenges of climate change
Central America is one of the regions most affected by climate change in the world. Particularly Honduras, since it is located in the "Dry Corridor", a region vulnerable to the effects of climate change. This threatens the security and means of income of the communities; particularly those that depend on their crops as a source of income and food. A significant proportion of these rural communities still cook on open stoves with biomass.
This reality is even more alarming in Honduras, since 80% in rural communities use firewood for cooking and families congregate very close to the smoke from the open fire.
The Utsil Naj Honduras project seeks to address these challenges in an innovative way. Switching to improved stoves reduces the use of firewood, decreases carbon emissions, and also expels harmful gases out of users' homes. This reduces indoor air pollution, one of the leading causes of various heart and lung diseases in rural communities. Now, families can enjoy themselves without putting their health or the environment at risk.
WHERE AND WHEN:
Honduras, Central America - 2012
Sustainable Development Goals:
Project / Honduras
The Utsil Naj project in Honduras seeks to address these challenges in innovative ways. Switching to improved stoves reduces the use of firewood, decreases carbon emissions and expels toxic gases outside of users' homes. This dramatically reduces air pollution inside homes.
IMPACT SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE PROGRAM
This project is certified by the prestigious Gold Standard. The positive impacts on our communities and our planet are carefully measured and reported as contributions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), defined by the United Nations Organization.
“Thanks to my new kitchen I don't have to spend as much time collecting firewood and I have more time to dedicate myself to agriculture”
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“We use the stove every day. We no longer have as much smoke, we spend less firewood and the food heats up faster. We save on gas because we hardly use it”