Estufas Chispa

Social enterprise
(+502) 7792-5175

Estufas Chispa manufactures and distributes high-quality, affordable cooking solutions for Guatemalan families. We build our stoves in Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepéquez and distribute nation-wide in partnership with with NGOs, local governments and community projects as well as through direct sales.

Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Indigenous peoples, Elderly
Health, Energy, Environment, Water and sanitation

Organizational contacts & locations

Contacts
Collin Eaton
(+502) 7792-5175
Marvin Tzún
Operations Manager
(+502) 5859-9190
Locations
1ra Calle 3-36, Zona 1, 
Ciudad Vieja, 
Sacatepéquez, 
03012

Mission, vision & values

Mission

Our mission is to reduce the negative health impacts of open-fire cooking by providing high-quality, affordable and culturally appropriate clean-cooking solutions for Guatemalan households.

Vision

Our vision is a clean-cooking solution in every Guatemalan home.

Values
We value quality, affordability, functionality, and appropriateness.

Products, services, and programs

Products

We manufacture and distribute household cooking solutions.

Organizational detail

Founded: 
2013
Number of employees: 
11-25
Funding: 
Sale of products and/or services
Primary issue(s) / need(s) addressed

Household air pollution caused by open-fire cooking is a leading cause of premature death and respiratory disease in Guatemala. Our fuel efficient cookstoves reduce the negative health impacts of open-fire cooking by eradicating smoke from homes and businesses. Stoves can also save upwards of 3 tons of carbon dioxide each year compared to open fire cooking.

Impact, adaptations & objectives

Impact to date

Our impact is that we have eradicated smoke from over 16000 homes since 2013.

Impact measuring

We measure impact by tracking units sold, plus by completing stove testing in the field and carrying out further lab tests. 

Organizational adaptations: 
Size and/or structure
Organizational adaptation details

Size and/or structure

As demand for our stoves has increased, we have increased production capacity and staff. We now employ 18 full-time employees with access to the Guatemalan Health care and social security system.

Short term objectives

Impact

We plan to expand our impact via our existing products.

Long term objectives

Impact

We also plan to expand our impact by providing new products.