My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for StoveTeam International, Portland, OR, USA
We worked in the stove factory helping with 2 main tasks. The factory was very busy trying to fill an order for 600 stoves, so our help, although we did have a learning curve initially, was beneficial. The thought that my hands filled stoves with pumice for insulation and my trowel smoothed out the concrete top of the stove and that someone, somewhere in Guatemala would be using this exact stove soon, was heartwarming. We also helped with factory expansion by helping to construct a cabana where the factory owner dreams that one day visitors will stay while experiencing stove making. We also made a visit to a home where they cooked on the ground, learning about the challenges of trying to cook tortillas in the rain. We provided this family with a fuel efficient stove in exchange for their effort to help us understand the challenges of the open fire.
The overall experience was well rounded and intimate. I definitely will want to return for a similar experience.
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