Posted by Steven Sager on Jan 30, 2019
It took nine (9) months, but District 7910's Global Grant to support the Guatemala Stove Project received the final approval from The Rotary Foundation on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.  The global grant, officially entitled “Construction of stoves to prevent respiratory diseases in Guatemala” enables the clubs in Rotary District 7910 to work with the Rotary Club of Nueva Guatemala of District 4250 to install efficient stoves that are vented out of the residence, and to establish a committee to monitor and improve the respiratory health of the communities where the stoves are being installed in 3 rural villages near Panajachel Guatemala.  Huge kudos and thanks to Westborough Rotarian Jorge Yarzebski for shepherding through the grant application to make it comply with the new Rotary Foundation guidelines. 
A group of approximately fifteen (15) Rotarians for clubs in District 7910 will be traveling to Guatemala to install the stoves March 23-30, 2019.  There are still spots available if you want to join in the travel.  Please email  Jim O'Connor <HERE> for more information about the travel.  If you and your club are not sending someone, please consider making a donation to the project of any amount.  The donations will help defray the expenses of the volunteers traveling to Guatemala and provide additional resources for the project.  Donations can be made to the Westborough Rotary Fund, Inc., 21 East Main Street, Westborough, MA 01581.  Please specify the donation is for the Guatemala Stove Project.