Haiti School Stove Collaboration

Haiti Open Fire CookingSoon, this cook in Haiti and others at her school will be able to prepare meals standing upright, without breathing smoke or risking being burned. The school will spend 75-90% less on wood, and more on educating and feeding its students.

In collaboration with the Haiti Foundation of Hope, InStove will be placing two stoves in a school in northern, rural Haiti, this June.

Haiti Foundation of Hope (HFH) a Christian organization with the mission to address the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the people in the impoverished and underserved rural communities of northern Haiti, contacted InStove in January.

Ron Kinley, a volunteer team leader with HFH, learned about InStove through an event at the home of InStove board member, Dr. Nathan Kemalyan to which he was invited by former board member Peggy Law.

“We are planning to set up and demo the stoves on our June team,” Ron wrote in email. “If that goes well we would plan to proceed with additional locations.”

InStove founder Fred Colgan gave a demo at Mosaic, the faith community sponsoring the stoves, on May 6th. Following this demo, Mosaic made the decision to send two, 100 Liter stoves, both of which were delivered to the Mosaic team in Portland on May 27th.

The stoves will be placed the week of June 19th.

If you would like to help sponsor stoves like this in schools in Haiti or elsewhere in the developing world, click the donate button below, and choose, "sponsor a stove." Until June 30th, 2015, your donation will be matched!
 

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