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Inthis included men and women. Twitter Facebook Email Reddit. We want people to improve their livelihoods while protecting forests. Marco and Nati with their new forestdria. A great way to travel while giving back! Another challenge is the external interest groups, especially agribusiness and timber agents, who eye the exceptionally well preserved forest that forms the backbone of their watershed and agroforestry existence.

Through education and public awareness, David and his fellow community members remain committed and dedicated guardians of the forest. In terms of learning and engagement, the primary focus of the trip included:. Together, we build clean cookstoves, plant trees, and distribute solar lighting to their members in Guatemalaall in an effort to empower local people and conserve the natural environment that is so important to their livelihoods.

Currently, the community consists of three distinct ethnic groups from the western side of the country who fled their homes in search of a more stable and hospitable place to settle.

Overview of community history and economic development realities and challenges Agroforestry crops and production Apiculture bee keeping best practices Cultural and social exchange with community members Some notable highlights were the tours of the honey production and beekeeping project, which included a visit to the colonies and sampling of the honey forestrria off the honeycomb. In the future, TWP hopes to be able to bring groups here at least once a year. This woman in southern Guatemala uses her clean cookstove that was built last year to make tortillas for her family.

To learn more about our Comunitarja Cookstove Program click here. Don Marcos tells us his story while holding his head in his hands under a photo taken forseteria him inwhere he can be seen stoically gripping an automatic rifle with three other indigenous soldiers behind him, tasked with ensuring the survival of an ancient culture. Sustainable Development, Sustainable Livelihoods. Page 1 Page 2 Next page.

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David shows us his plot of land where he has been experimenting with permaculture techniques. You should continue to offer it and other similar trips.


Even if migration is just to the nearest city, the actual movement of family members is really a means to an end. Their pitch was impressive — saying that while they lived in a remote area with no municipal services, they saw an opportunity to make their living from the land and resources around them, avoiding migration to the city or to the United States.

These dedicated individuals work with community members throughout the entire process to create stoves that meet their specific cooking needs. Today, the ambitious young group has a plantation of 5, organic pineapples that produce a continuous, mouth-watering harvest, a few dozen bee hives from which they are bottling and selling honey, and plots of shade-grown coffee.

Some notable highlights were the tours of the honey production and beekeeping project, which included a visit to the colonies and sampling of the honey straight off the honeycomb. Another key part is to strengthen the capacities of its member organizations, to achieve conservation and sustainable productive use of natural resources.

These families only seek to provide a better future for their children: This workshop was a reminder to me of the importance of my work at TWP — a fulcrum between the aspirations of rural communities and the resources that help them become reality.

Work tour participants had the pleasure of working with local youth to do some weeding.

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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Chico and his family have benefited from the stove for eight months now, greatly reducing their fuelwood use and indoor air pollution in the home.

In addition, the group also runs a 15, tree nursery, which they use almost exclusively for fruit trees. They were promised a fertile foresheria with well-equipped infrastructure, but instead found a challenging mountainside with high winds, limited water, and very poor road access.

The forest is made up of rare hard and softwoods and old growth trees that are critical to the ecosystem and habitat, but also a prized commodity for selective cutting by the comunitzria industry. A team effort to build this stove.

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So, when they asked me to support them getting additional training in bee keeping to improve their business, I made it a priority to see that it happened. This was the first Work Tour experience to this community cimunitaria, by all accounts, a very successful endeavor.


Don Marcos defends his land and his people during the Guatemalan civil war.

Hands-on training in installation, use, and maintenance of the stoves increases local investment in the program through sweat equity and allows community members to become more intimate with the technology.

Community leader, David leftand myself on our cloud forest hike. Migration from Central America to the United States has been in comunitqria news more than usual these days. It is accelerating due to the difficulties that come with rapid population growth, rising energy demand, massive crop losses from the effects of climate change, and organized crime and violence reaching alarming levels along this tiny string of countries.

As agro-forestry and forest conservation are two pillars in this process, clean cookstoves and solar lighting are a perfect compliment, improving sustainability, autonomy and health for communities that have been marginalized for centuries. The forest provides resources and foresterka, such as honey bee habitat, that are critical to survival.

In addition, stoves are built using local materials. If you would like to help us build clean cookstoves in Guatemala, or would like to learn more about the importance of this forestefia, click the button below.

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His is the first of 60 cookstoves we plan to build in the community of El Tarral — projects made possible only by your donations and support. Families invest in the stove by providing a portion of the materials needed as well as investing time in helping to construct the stoves. They have formed a youth group in their community that is taking on migration by seeking new, local income generating opportunities.

Cooking is a very personal tradition in Central America, so new technologies must be able to cook the same foods, with the same fuels, in the same amount of time as the traditional designs if they are to be accepted by all members of society.

Today, Don Marcos is a community leader in El Tarral, one of the dozens of highland Mayan communities from Huehuetenango who have been displaced to southern coastal climates.