Voluntourists can assist with Stove-building in Peru

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Voluntourists can assist with Stove-building in Peru

Postby kellygreen » Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:47 pm

Members of the Ccaccaccollo community in Peru's Sacred Valley are learning how to construct adobe stoves complete with innovative pipes to carry smoke outside and away from living areas. The adobe models replace traditional inefficient, non-vented stoves that while belching smoke in to the home create upper respiratory health problems and eye infections.

This hands-on initiative is the latest Planeterra community development project.

As with most Planeterra international voluntours, travelers split their vacation time between helping the community and making cultural immersion excursions into the countryside. The Ccaccaccollo project high in the Andes gives voluntourists the opportunity to build stoves alongside community members during a home stay on Project Machu Picchu, a 13-day Lima-to-Cuzco tour that also includes visits to various archeological sites in the Sacred Valley.

To learn more about the Stove-Building Project and how you can support it, please visit http://www.planeterra.org/pages/projects/19.php?id=25

Planeterra is the non-profit foundation founded by Gap Adventures in 2003 to give back to the communities its travellers visit on their trips. Gap Adventures still supports Planeterra 100% and matches all individual donations to double the impact! Learn more
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