ENERGY EFFICIENT COOKSTOVES
Access to Clean Energy
With over 2,000 ONIL stoves installed, Tui'k Ruch'Lew works to provide energy efficient stoves to families still cooking over an open fire. Using 70% less wood than a traditional open fire, families save time and money, protect their loved ones from the dangerous effects of wood smoke, and save one commercial firewood tree per month.
UTZ JA' WATER FILTER
Clean Drinking Water for All
Tui'k Ruch Lew is providing British Berkefeld water filters to Santiago Atitlan and its surrounding communities. Due to increased contamination from agriculture, sewage seepage and general waste, untreated water from Lake Atitlan is now unsafe to drink.In towns where the water is chlorinated, many people refuse to use it for cooking and resort to boiling untreated lake water -- requiring more firewood to burn to sterilize it. Our solution also helps to eliminate plastic bag and bottle refuse from purchases of treated water.
From Poop to Fuel
TRL is currently planning a pilot project to bring sustainable, at-the-source, sanitation to Santiago Atitlan. Low flush toilets connected to a biogas reactor can produce gas for cooking, and fertilizer for the agricultural fields. Our goals are to install improved sanitation, reduce contamination of the environment, and reduce poverty through biogas bi-products.