Tuik Ruch Lew
Tuik Ruch Lew’s mission is to implement sustainable solutions to the environmental, health, and development challenges which threaten the livelihood of the Maya people living in the Lake Atitlán Basin.
Adoption / Behavior Change, Capacity Building, Carbon Finance, Climate/Environment, Monitoring and Evaluation
Technologies & Fuels
Biomass (Ag. Residue, Processed Biomass, etc.), Wood
Clean Cooking Activities
Tui’k Ruch’ Lew/ Helping the Earth promotes the use of ONIL energy-efficient, clean-burning cook stoves, which save one tree per month for each family using one. Reducing firewood consumption by about two-thirds makes a dramatic, positive financial impact on family budgets. Stove recipients pay what amounts to a significant portion of their budget to purchase the stove – even as the cost of the stove remains highly subsidized by our donors. The stove covers its cost in fuel savings in just one month. When people comprehend this great savings, their minds are also opened to the dangers of indoor and outdoor smoke pollution and the effect of deforestation on the lake waters, the source of water for more than 350,000 people in the lakeside communities.
For twelve years, our team has been conducting a highly successful program of installing and most importantly, maintaining, ONIL stoves in the homes of people who have learned about the positive environmental impact of the stove and who are committed to its correct usage.
Our program includes five home visits per stove in the first year to insure the appropriate siting, installation, correct usage and resolution of any problems. Annual visits are scheduled to maintain the stoves, with replacement parts available and installed. ONIL durable stoves have a minimum life of at least fifteen years.
Tuik Ruch Lew closely follows the Clean Cooking Alliance's activities, research, and reports. We are interested in partnering in order to build a relationship with the Clean Cooking Alliance and its partners so we could improve our program and best promote clean cooking technology in the Lake Atitlán Basin of Guatemala. We would like to offer the Clean Cooking Alliance information on our Improved Cookstove program statistics, our innovative monitoring and evaluation system, the app that our field team uses to conduct the project as efficiently as possible, and other information that would interest the Clean Cooking Alliance.
Regions Operating In
Latin America and Caribbean
Country Based In
Santiago Atitlán, Outside US/Canada 07019
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Mr. Alexander Shur
Title: Grant Proposal Manager
Phone: +502 3772 0440
Secondary Point of Contact
Name: Ms. Ava Scott
Title: Program Developer
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