Solar Cooker Appeal
Since 2004 over 250,000 people have fled their homes in the Darfur region of Sudan into the refugee camps of eastern Chad. Life is extremely challenging in a foreign land. For the past eight years women have trekked up to 10 hours each week across the arid desert of eastern Chad, defying the heat and the fear of physical attack simply to find firewood to cook, and feed their families.
It’s exhausting and back breaking work for women and girls, but more significantly, it breeds conflict and tension as they compete with the local Chadian population for already scarce resources.
The solar cooker helps us avoid violent incidents when we have to go out of the camp collecting firewood.
Harnessing the power of the sun with a simple cooker made from sturdy reflective cardboard, a plastic bag and a cooking pot, means a family meal can be prepared, and left to cook by the sun alone — needing no firewood. Women and girls now have the free time to go to school and learn to read and write. They also enjoy better health as they no longer inhale smoke from open fires.
Help us to end poverty and build peace with this simple yet revolutionary idea!
Is it true that people can cook food using solar energy? Sometimes, it is difficult to believe it, but after going through a demonstration, it becomes a reality - Meschac