$41,649.75 from profits from fiscal year 2018 (45% of the project's total budget)
Carbon Offsets Project
With thousands fleeing Honduras each year due to lack of opportunity, addressing migration must occur at the root. Over 80% of rural Hondurans depend on firewood using open fires, contributing to deforestation and a host of respiratory, ocular, cardiovascular and metabolic illnesses. After the failure of the state-run cookstove program in 2018, scaling up TWP’s cookstove programs represents a significant opportunity to stimulate the local economy, improve health, and protect the environment.
Trees, Water & People partners with the Center for Education in Sustainable Agriculture (CEASO) in Honduras to train communities in agroecology and sustainable technologies and to distribute cookstoves. Justa Cookstoves are manufactured in-country, using locally sourced materials. These stoves decrease the amount of firewood fuel needed for each family for 50-70% and improve household air pollution by 80%.
- 500 household cookstoves installed in 3 communities benefitting 2,500 people
- 10+ meetings, educating community members about cookstoves
- 6 stove-building jobs
- Reduce household energy costs by $100 per household per year with a total impact of ~$50,000 in total fuel savings in the first year
- Save 2,045 tons of fuel wood over 5 years
- Avert 4,500 tons of carbon emissions over 5 years
- Mitigate the harvesting of 25.56 hectares of forest
About Trees, Water & People
A World Centric partner since 2015.
Trees, Water & People's mission is to improve people's lives by helping communities protect, conserve, and manage the natural resources upon which their long-term well-being depends.TWP's unique community-based development model was founded on the philosophy that the best way to help those most in need is to involve them directly in the design and implementation of local environmental and economic development initiatives.
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