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The Guatemala Stove Project - 2005

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     In February, 2005, David went with the Guatemala Stove Project (GSP) as the volunteer photographer.  His images show the land, the people and the culture of the Western Highlands of Guatemala.
     The GSP is a Perth-based charity that provides masonry stoves to impoverished Guatemalan Maya villagers.  These stoves replace un-vented indoor cooking fires, resulting in vastly improved health for families.   
     Since its inception in 1999, the GSP, working with an indigenous, non-profit group in Guatemala’s Western Highlands, has built nearly 3000 stoves.  That means 3000 women no longer risking blindness from cooking for their families each day; whole families not filling their lungs with toxic smoke; children not being burned; life expectancy increasing dramatically.  For a related article by Lianne Lahaie-Tysick of the Perth Courier on 3 Aug 2005: click here.  For more information on the GSP: click here.

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Volcanoe

Smoking volcano at 8500' near Quetzeltenango, Guatemala, 2005

 

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