CONGRATULATIONS to all the Challengers on our first six Charity Challenges of 2011, biking from Guatemala to Honduras, the inaugural Nicaragua Volcano Challenge, Brazil's Chapada Diamantina Challenge , Guatemala's first Caribbean Kayak Challenge, Perú´s Cerani Pass and Ecuador's Volcano Challenge. Nicaragua's second volcano Challenge is set for 3rd-6th November and the third Guatemala Volcano Challenge dates are set for 27th November -2nd December.

Click on the following for our most recent official project reports for Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Perú and Brazil.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Stoves in Nicaragua

So far this year 18 stoves have been constructed by volunteers in the community of Chiriza, Nicaragua!! The stoves cut back on the wood used to cook in turn decreasing deforestations and the costs associated with buying wood to cook. Further, the families are no longer breathing the damaging smoke emitted when they cook and the chance of being burned or having a fire in the home is decresased exponentially.

By the end of they year, we will have a total of 20 stoves built and the efforts of Phoenix staff to support and educate the families on how to use the stoves has been a success. Thanks to Amina, Tom, Steve and Daniel (the stove masters who built nine stoves), Sidney, Tara, Sneha and Sushuma, Hyesung and Raymond!


How does GVI Phoenix make a difference?

The following film was made in Guatemala, though the message is the same across all GVI Phoenix projects