Things are cooking in Guatemala

A more efficient method of cooking.

Current methods of cooking are inefficient, dangerous and and contribute to air pollution.

The current method of cooking over an open fire is dangerous, inefficient and contributes to air pollution.

S.H.A.R.E. is providing ECO Stoves

Installation of 30 stoves in the following communities:1) New Birth Chalice (11 stoves), 2) El Rosario (10 stoves) and 3) Sarstoon Creek (09 stoves), benefiting a total of 180 people. As part of the provisioning of stoves, a project to plant future wood growth on 15 hectares of fallow area is also part of the Eco stove project.
To provide a cleaner burning and safer cooking appliance and to create sustainable wood growth for fuel. This is much better for the environment and the family will not have to cook outside and deal with inclement weather.

Project Contact Details

Project Leader: Carl Fletcher

As a 40+ year donor I’ve supported S.H.A.R.E.'s practical and effective projects that help people help themselves. Upon retirement from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, I volunteered as a Projects Committee member. I am now Project Manager for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras projects. I am a Professional Agrologist and a Canadian Association of Farm Advisors member. I value that each S.H.A.R.E. project requires the beneficiaries to Pass on a benefit to others in recognition of the help the project has given them.


12801 Bramalea Rd., Caledon Ontario, L7C 2R1


Aprosarstun is S.H.A.R.E.'s partner in Guatemala. Aprosarstun is a Mayan Q'eqchi' organization promoting sustainable development in the Sarstun river protected area of southeast Guatemala. Their mission is to improve livelihoods of the communities in the Sarstun watershed region while protecting the rich biodiversity and ecology.

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