stephanie cady

pasoapasomissions

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Name: stephanie cady
Organization: Paso a Paso, Step by Step
Website: http://www.pasoapasomissions.org/
Title: director and founder

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Jun 06, 2011 / 0 Comments / in Child protection, Pollution, Sanitation, Water Supply

Paso a Paso creates income opportunities for women and craftsmen while also reducing upper respiratory infections in women and children. 83% of Guatemalans use wood to cook meals, most in open pit fires. Unvented fires causes health risks from carbon monoxide/noxious fumes which are typically 500 times the allowable limits. The WHO reports that upper respiratory infection is the # 1 killer of Guatemalan women and 1 out of 5 children die due to respiratory illnesses before age 5.