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Welcome to Guatemala Stove Project

Mission Statement 

To assist in the relief of poverty, and improve the health and well being of the indigenous and other disadvantaged peoples of Guatemala, and of similar peoples in other areas. 

Charitable Status 

The GSP is a volunteer-driven registered Canadian charity under #871977617RR0001 and can issue tax receipts to Canadians for donations over $20.00 

News and Events


GSP AGM was held in Perth on June 11 /2023

Download and read the AGM Report 2022/2023

  • Volunteer Meetings are held every six weeks . Next meeting will be Monday October 30, 2023.   Contact info@guatemalastoveproject.org for details of in-person location or to receive a Zoom invite.  
  • Minutes of  previous  meeting – September 19/2023

Volunteer Exposure Trip 2024  – info will be available November 15/2023

Below – GSP Board of Directors – Phill Brackenbury, Janet Allan and Rob Boyer – at our June 2023 AGM


Upcoming Events – Fall 2023

Visit: https://www.32auctions.com/GSP2023

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Fundraiser Dance – Saturday, November 18 – 7 pm at Perth Civitan Hall 


Big Numbers of which we can be proud!

When one donates a stove to the Guatemala Stove Project, the recipient family cuts their CO2 production in half. On average, this amounts to a reduction of 2 – 3 tons of CO2 a year, or 20 to 30 tons over ten years (the lifespan of a stove). The GSP has built 7,605 stoves over the last 23 years. These stoves are now reducing CO2 production by 19,012.5 tons every year or 190,125 tons over ten years. That is One Hundred and Ninety Thousand, One Hundred and Twenty Five tons less CO2 in our planet’s atmosphere. It also means 7,605 families (about 45,630 people) living better lives, 380,250 tons of trees not burnt but still on the mountains holding soil and producing oxygen.

Please consider improving lives, and offsetting more CO2 than the average Canadian produces in a year (19 tons).

Let’s get this number up to a million tons of CO2 offset for the sake of future generations and for all life on this planet.

 Three billion people continue to cook over an open fire or rudimentary stove and the resultant air pollution is a leading cause of death and disability. A GSP masonry cookstove will provide a wide range of health, economic and social benefits for a Maya family. Visit guatestoveproject on YouTube for a closer look.

Attending high school may be the dream of a young Maya girl and her family but is seldom the reality. A GSP educational bursary offers this opportunity and will give her more choices about her future.

When traditional financing is not available, a GSP micro-loan is a valuable method to finance small projects and earn much needed income.

Emergency assistance allows for immediate financing to our Guatemalan partners in times of crisis such as earthquakes, mudslides, and serious health concerns. These events greatly impact Maya families with few economic resources

GSP funds the construction of cookstoves for Maya families in Guatemala. By donating a stove, you can work towards balancing your carbon footprint as well as saving forests and providing a healthier home for families who would otherwise be using an open fire.

The cookstove saves 2 to 3 tons of carbon emissions annually so that over the average 10 year stove lifespan, 20 to 30 tons of carbon emissions are avoided. If you donate one stove a year

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at a cost of $300 and consume less, you can begin to approach being carbon neutral. 

Volunteers at Work in Canada – From beer can and bottle collecting at folk festivals to woven bracelet sales in schools, our Canadian volunteers have shown creativity and perseverance in their efforts to fundraise for stoves and other projects. Yearly dances, cocktail parties, sit-down dinners, garage sales and presentations to schools and churches have provided us with opportunities to connect with Canadian donors and offer a hand-up to deserving Guatemalan families.   

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