Cooking Up Love

We Take
Safe Cooking for Granted.

They Can't.

ENLANCE helps train church & community leaders build eco-stoves with materails they have locally available.

You Can

HELP FAMILIES BREATHE EASIER.

Inside thousands of homes across rural El Salvador, families use open, wood-burning fires to prepare their daily meals. This cooking method has devastating effects.

How to Help

ECO-STOVES SAVE LIVES, MONEY & TREES

Get all the latest news about how our stoves are improving the lives of families in El Salvador.

2,000,000

people die annually from indoor smoke pollution worldwide

95%

of rural Salvadorans use wood for all their cooking needs

18%

of rural Salvadorans children die from smoke inhalation due to respiratory illness

2nd

el salvador is the second most deforested country in the western hemisphere

Before

OPEN FIRE
COOKING STOVES

DEVASTATE LIVES

18% of all deaths of children under five in El Salvador are attributed to respiratory infection often caused by smoke in the home. Millions of children all over the world die from smoke inhalation in developing countries every year.

WASTE TIME & MONEY

Wood costs the average poor family up to 25% of their income. Gathering wood can consume up to 20% of a person’s time.

RAVAGE THE ENVIRONMENT

Ravage the environment. Open cooking fires use much more wood than necessary. Deforestation has led to soil erosion, crop and water table damage, and fatal mudslides.

Open Fire Stoves

75%
of heat is lost

Fill the
home with smoke

Current Status

of children die due to smoke inhalation

use wood for cooking

decrease in family income

After

ECO-STOVES

SAVE LIVES

Smoke that once permeated the home and a family's lungs, is now contained in a chimney, reducing respiratory infections by 60%.

SAVE TIME & MONEY

Using affordable, locally available materials and the help of a friend, a family can build a stove in an afternoon. And because the fire burns more efficiently, a typical impoverished family can spend less time foraging for wood and increase their income by 25%.

SAVE TREES

By enclosing the cooking fire, wood consumption is reduced by 66%

Simple Design

Enclosed Chambers

Retain Heat

Chimney

Channels Smoke
Out of Home

Significant Impact

less wood used

reduction of respiratory illness

increase in family income

$25,347

Total Donated

This Year's Goal $50,000

Lives Impacted

1 Lung Equals 100 LIVES

Stoves Provided

1 Stove Equals 20 Stoves