La Casa

 

GALLERIES

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Highly subdivided plots under intensive corn and bean cultivation.

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Houses in the North Western Guatemalan Highlands are constructed with adobe bricks, cement block, metal sheeting or whatever is on hand.

Rural households are characteristic of large families with many children under 10 years old.

Typically, meals are cooked with an open fire, inside and create high amounts of Household Air Pollution (HAP)

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Women typically prepare meals with newborns and children close to the fire and subsequently, close to harmful emissions. Improved stoves solve these problems by installing chimneys.

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Women predominately prepare meals and care for children at home.

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