Imagine trying to cook on a stove you fashioned out of cement blocks. Imagine searching for wood for hours, knowing that how much you find dictates how much food you can cook for your family. Less wood can mean less to eat.

Imagine noxious fumes from your stove filling all of your living space, affecting the health of your whole family and causing breathing difficulties for your children.

Families in San Miguel Dueñas typically cook on open wood fires in their kitchens. Because the kitchen is the home’s gathering place, the family is exposed to harmful smoke. With ecostoves, they use less firewood resulting in significant household savings.

In addition, the smoke and noxious fumes now exit the house through the stove’s flue, thereby eliminating the environmental damage. Open Windows promotes these concrete stoves that are built with pumice stone and artisanal bricks.

When an ecostove is donated, it brings more than one benefit. Not only can families cook more efficiently, but the health and well-being of the whole family is improved. You can help an Open Windows family no matter where you are in the world. See our donation page to donate an ecostove today.