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jjoxley

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Review for StoveTeam International, Portland, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've been on three trips with StoveTeam and this fall I'm going on a fourth. I've enjoyed the trips immensely. StoveTeam arranges for housing, meals, and local transportation for volunteers. Volunteers meet the factory owner and employees and work side by side with them. Each trip I've been on also involved delivering stoves to families in local communities to replace cooking over open fires. The StoveTeam stoves are enormously safer, produce much less smoke, and require much less wood than open fires. The StoveTeam project improves the lives of these families while benefiting the environment and providing local employment. In this day of increasing hostility to immigrants from Central America, StoveTeam also provides a real service by giving people like me an opportunity to learn about our neighbors in person rather than from tweets.

Role:  Volunteer