|Explaining how the filter works.|
Most of the indigenous people who live in the villages cook over an open fire. In the picture above, you can see the walls of the kitchen. There are gaps, which would have helped let some of the smoke out of the kitchen. (The "house" is separate, where the family sleeps.) With this new stove, there is a chimney which means the family is not inhaling the smoke from the fire. Another benefit is that the family is using about 1/4 the amount of firewood. Now, less time is needed to gather firewood to keep the cookstove burning.
|This is Juan and his family with their stove and water filter (2 white buckets)|
And look at the tall, white guy!
|Juan's neice came to watch!|
|The neighbor's house...|
|The view from the drive|
|A woman returning from the field.|
|The people were as intrigued with us|
as we were with them!