Lorena Stoves

One of the hazards that face the people in the area served by the La Buena Fe Clinic in Honduras is the problem of smoke in the house from open fires in cook stoves.  A stove very similar to the ones traditionally used is called a Lorena stove which has a vent pipe to carry the smoke out of the house.  In addition, the stoves burn wood more efficiently therefore, decreasing the demand for wood and decreasing the need for cutting down trees.  The Health Ministries Association has participated in helping families served by the La Buena Fe Clinic to purchase these stoves.  Family members receiving the stoves must participate in the construction of their stove and help to pay at least some of the cost in the form of a loan.

Updated 10/20/03


Close Window