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Sink to Stove Project

World Central Kitchen
Guatemala

Maestro Cares Foundation once again partnered with World Central Kitchen, this time for a construction project in Guatemala. Together we will work on renovating and equipping seven school kitchens throughout Guatemala.

  • Escuela Oficial Rural Mixta San Lorenzo - Ciudad Vieja
  • Escuela Urbana Mixta - San Miguel Dueñas
  • Escuela Mario Mendez Montenegro Jornada Vespertina - Alotenango
  • Escuela Oficial Rural Mixta Aldea Santiago Zamora - San Antonio Aguas Calientes
  • Escuela Mario Mendez Montenegro Jornada Matutina - Alotenango
  • Escuela San Miguel Escobar Jornada Matutina - Ciudad Vieja
  • Escuela San Miguel Escobar Jornada Vespertina - Ciudad Vieja

Wood stoves, which are commonly used in Guatemala, are very hazardous and can lead to very serious health issues in women and children. These wood stoves produce harmful toxins that can increase the risk of cancer, heart disease, and premature death. Due to this issue, World Central Kitchen is working with several schools in Guatemala to provide them with fully functional kitchens that will serve as training centers for the school cooks and the community to learn about healthy cooking practices. Maestro Cares Foundation is sponsoring the renovation of seven of these school kitchens in efforts to help aid the physical health and wellbeing of children and their families in Guatemala.

World Central Kitchen was founded in 2010, with its mission to use food to empower communities and strengthen economies through times of crisis and beyond. During the pandemic, Maestro Cares Foundation partnered with World Central Kitchen helping distribute over a million of free meals in various disadvantaged communities in New York.

Thanks to our Partners

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About Guatemala

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Almost half the population in Guatemala cannot afford the cost of a basic food basket. 

Source: United Nations Food Programme

Grand Opening

Summer 2022

Partners

World Central Kitchen

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World Central Kitchen

Our Impact

Wood Stoves are very hazardous and can lead to very serious health issues in women and children. These wood stoves produce harmful toxins that can increase the risk of cancer, heart disease, and premature death. Due to this issue, World Central Kitchen is conducting a study and assessing the barriers to adoption of Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) fueled stoves. With this project, Maestro Cares Foundation will equip and repair 7 kitchens in schools throughout Guatemala.