In Guatemala, 7.7 million people are affected by household air pollution. Globally, household air pollution is responsable for 4 million deaths each year. Lower respiratory infections are the number one cause of premature death in Guatemala and many of these deaths are associated with solid fuel use. Household air pollution from solid fuels is the second leading risk factor for disease in Guatemala.
GenteGas is a high-impact social enterprise dedicated to improving the quality of life of families in Guatemala. Our mission is to reduce the entry costs of clean burning stoves and fuels as well as provide income generating opportunities to women with the purpose of eradicating toxic cook smoke and the associated disease and death, increasing public awareness about health risks from solid fuel use, alleviating the pressure on local forests, promoting local economic development, and increasing the quality of life for families in Guatemala.
[Gente Gas is a member of Impact Hub Antigua]