National Geographic : 2017 Sep
80 national geographic • month 2016 The new yellow stove is efficient, but the old open fire is better for Etelvina Pérez’s giant pot in San Antonio Aguas Calientes, where her family of 45 (including Elbia Pérez, see page 78) lives in a cluster of simple rooms. Below: María García Cruz grew up with a gas stove, but she and her husband, Venancio Juárez, can’t afford one. “I’ve never gotten used to this,” she says of the smoke. The children have respiratory problems.