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Water filters and improved cookstoves bring health benefits to more than 230,000 people in Guatemala
Region: Latin America
Project type: Household devices, Water
Standards: Gold Standard
Water-borne disease has been identified as a national priority in Guatemala given the high incidence of diarrhoeal disease and chronic malnutrition. This project distributes water filters and stoves that enable access to clean water and improve cooking conditions by increasing fuel efficiency and reducing harmful indoor air pollution. It is the first Gold Standard water treatment or cookstove project in the country. The Paradigm Project, an international social enterprise, developed and owns the project, which is currently is Alta Verapaz, Huehuetenango and San Marcos departments and has so far benefitted over 230,000 people.
In addition to delivering emissions reductions to help take urgent action to combat climate change (SDG 13), the project delivers a number of other sustainable development benefits. These include:
Read More information to find out how the project delivers other sustainable development benefits.
The children had so many illnesses like diarrhoea and had pains in their stomach all the time. But now thankfully I have my eco filter and can use the water for cooking and for drinking.