Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Day 3 of our trip began with stove installation training at the Mayan Families office. Who would've known that a relatively simple construction could provide such a great benefit?! Smoke from open fires causes glaucoma and lung issues. In addition, many children can be burned from accidents near the fires. After training, we broke into 4 groups and set out to build as many stoves as we could. At the end of the day, we installed 16 stoves! The families that received stoves were so grateful and appreciative. Our team members were overjoyed and grateful to be able to fill such a great need. We also found that we built a lot more than stoves this day; we built relationships.