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Scroll over each photo to learn the steps in stove building
Family takes the building materials to their home.
Children like to help
Ground is leveled and building begins.
Family collects rock and soil for building.
Sand is sifted
Cement mortar is mixed on the ground.
Base is laid precisely.
Three rows of cement blocks are filled with dirt.
Wet bricks line the fire box
Smoke enters chimney and up the stove pipe
Ceramic tile is placed on the top of the cement blocks to create a counter top.
Hole is cut in the metal roof.
Stove pipe is put in place
Stove pipe is sealed on the roof.
Finishing touches are made.
Plancha is put in place.
After 30 days of curing, the stove is ready to for the family.
Tortillas are cooked on the plancha.
Many families are waiting for a a stove.
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