Bernada Mendez, age 48, is from the Lenca people of southwestern Honduras.
She received a new improved stove she received a year ago from participating in the Honduran Cookstove Study by Colorado State University. Since she has been using the new stove she reports that she does not suffer from the chronic headaches and burning watery eyes she has for the last 20 years. She also reports using a fourth as much wood for cooking as she did cooking on a traditional stove. Bernarda is using a Justa stove designed by Trees, Water, People and Apececho Research Center.