Clean Cookstoves by Soluciones Apropiadas for Guatemala.
Nomadic Design Studio collaborated with Soluciones Apropiadas on its Chispa brand clean cookstoves. In 2014, Nomadic aided Soluciones Apropiadas' successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for its new efficient Chispa Tortillera cookstove designed by and for tortilla vendor women. In 2015, Nomadic is collaborating on branding, marketing and refining product design. It conducted multiple design immersion visits to Guatemala to understand first hand user and market needs, locally available materials and manufacturing techniques, and the intertwined network of NGO's, microfinances, and foundations. Cultural preferences and biases of cooking and eating are respected into the design solution.
Soluciones Apropiadas is a social enterprise committed to improving the quality of life of Guatemalans living in poverty through the provision of accessible, affordable, high‐quality, environmentally and socially sustainable solutions that serve the economic, health, sanitation and energy needs of Guatemalan households. More information on the enterprise is available at www.solucionesapropiadas.com and https://www.facebook.com/solucionesapropiadas