Highland Support Project
The mission of the Highland Support Project is to create innovative models that foster agency in highland indigenous communities of the Americas. We have been innovating and building indoor cookstoves for 20 years and have, as a result, greatly raised awareness of the importance of indoor cookstoves. We have directly constructed over 20,000 stoves in the last 20 years and are aware that our promotion has led to thousands of additional stoves being built replicating our development and promotion methodology.
Adoption / Behavior Change, Capacity Building, Climate/Environment, Gender / Womens Empowerment, Health
Technologies & Fuels
Biomass (Ag. Residue, Processed Biomass, etc.)
Clean Cooking Activities
The Highland Support Project (HSP) focuses its efforts in the western highlands of Guatemala with rural marginalized communities. HSP uses stoves as agency fostering instruments that act as catalysts for women's empowerment. We specialize in organizational engineering to counter the dependency model of stove distribution. HSP has worked with organizations in Guatemala, Peru, and Ecuador in adapting transformational methodologies for the implementation of social service programs with a market orientation.
HSP would like to be engaged as an implementer in designing the community outreach, organization, and facilitation for the design and dissemination of culturally appropriate models. HSP is recognized as an Advance Special of the United Methodist Church for the promotion of cookstoves. We would like to facilitate the involvement of the faith community in the funding and implementation of improved, indoor cookstoves
Regions Operating In
Latin America and Caribbean
Country Based In
P.O. Box 7185
Richmond, VA 23221
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Mr. Benjamin Blevins
Phone: (804) 643-8635Request an Edit to This Profile