This morning, I'm sitting out on the patio of Casa de Cafe looking out over the palms and flowering bird of paradise. Part of our group has gone off with a guide to visit the ruins, and another group has gone to Macaw Mountain to visit the birds. One dedicated volunteer has gone back to the factory site to help finish the cement floor, and one guy is hanging out in his room recovering from a bout of “tourista”. Yes, it does happen, but it was a quick recovery. He is well, but just suffering from lack of sleep and caffeine. Read More..
Nothing can stand in the way of a group of dedicated volunteers helping Anibal and Rossana Murcias build a new factory - not even a volcanic eruption near Antigua, Guatemala that forced the multi-day closure of the Guatemala City airport! This group of 14 means business and they’ve been getting down to it over the last few days. Read More..
On Thanksgiving we give thanks. On Black Friday we go shopping. On Cyber Monday we go online. On Giving Tuesday, we give back! Let's start a new holiday tradition. Read More..
When I started running around to Latin America to start stove factories, I would write an e-mail to all of my friends describing my adventures. Once the business of StoveTeam took off, we started sending monthly newsletters, and I began thinking that the e-mails weren’t all that interesting. Read More..
An aid worker lands on the scene and hands out a relief item favourite: the clean-energy cookstove. But can a solar model, for example, provide enough energy to prepare rice or beans? Not really, experts say, urging relief agencies to tailor their assistance to better fit the practical needs and cultural settings on the ground. Read More..