Here’s the Challenge!
In Guatemala, an alarming number of children
are treated for burns and numerous respiratory problems.
The problem is the traditional method of cooking
with an open fire within the home has several hazardous results.
Excessive smoke inhalation
is the leading cause of death in Guatemalan children under the age of 5.
9.7 million people are affected
by indoor smoke and 5,100 die each year from smoke inhalation.
For families that purchase their firewood,
they spend up to 40% of their entire income simply to cook their food.
During 2017’s mission trip, a member of the KVNE/KGLY team prays with a few young children.
Because installing stoves and water filters
will change the lives of Guatemalan families this summer.
Many families cook
with an open fire and are exposed to severe health hazards from the smoke and the children are at risk of burns every day.
A donation of $250 will purchase a Bible,
a stove, and water filter system to help the mission team provide hope to these families. Any amount is greatly appreciated, and 100% of your donation will go toward this project.
The KVNE mission team
will be working with Orphan Outreach June 10-16 to provide these stoves and water filters to help these families.
KVNE/KGLY team members and young Guatemalan children gathered to pray.
Here’s the solution!
Our teams install the stoves and water filters,
working side by side with families and community members who have contributed part of the cost of the product.
The stoves reduce wood consumption by 70%,
resulting in a major economic benefit and a better quality of life for families with long-term benefit to the environment.
Women who use the stoves gain the equivalent of two days per week
in time saved from gathering wood, allowing them time for social and economic activities like going to school and cultivating a vegetable garden.
The Gravity Water Filter ensures 100% removal
of parasites such as guinea worm and giardia, and 99.99% removal of pathogenic bacteria such as cholera, e.coli, and shigella.
As you can see,
the results have been outstanding!
During last year’s trip, young Guatemalan children learn special dances from the KVNE/KGLY team members.
Here’s our prayer! Please join us!
Safer and healthier living environment
More opportunities for education
More opportunities for church and community engagement