Many of us will prepare holiday feasts standing at a fancy stove-top, with double ovens and microwaves at the ready. But for many people around the world, their cooking reality is an open fire on a dirt floor. This Christmas, please consider giving the gift of a stove to an indigenous family in Guatemala. These stoves are engineered to be fuel-efficient and cost-effective. They reduce respiratory and eye diseases caused by smoke, and save time, money, and trees.
Right now, this is the most popular product offered, with nearly 200 women on the waiting list. The full cost for each stove is $180. The recipient family must invest $40 of their own money, with a U.S. donor contributing the remaining $140. Because they spend so much less on firewood, women recoup their $40 investment in just four months.
These fuel-efficient stoves make a great gift for your loved one who has everything! To purchase a stove via New Castle Presbytery, simply use this order form or donate online. Donations of any amount are appreciated and all are tax-deductible. We can also send you a “gift card” to present to your loved one – just let us know. Thank you!