We buy wonderful crafts like the beadwork here from Berta. It supports her and then we sell these when we get home to finance the next round of stoves.

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It's sad to see young men carrying these loads of logs, knowing what damage it will do to their spines. The stoves we install only require twigs.

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Indigenous Mayan people live very humbly, often without running water or electricity, burning fires in their fireplaces without ventilation.

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A local helper seals the stovepipe on the roof.

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Carolyn and the local boys work together to assemble a stove.

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This is another family happy to have their new stove.

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One year we were blessed with a donation of handbells to take to the local school. We try to interact with the local people as much as possible.

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The families are so grateful for their stoves which burn so much more efficiently, using small twigs rather than logs. Samuel, on the right, is a local man who helps and supports us on every trip.

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Old men sometimes have trouble walking from a lifetime of carrying logs on their backs.

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