Solar Ovens (School Project)
|A local woman with a solar oven. © Graeme Dillon 2013|
This project needs $25,000 in 2013.
(Project Code SD010AL)
Two million people all over the world depend on firewood for cooking. As a result, millions of women and children walk many kilometres daily to collect wood for cooking. On top of the need to source fuel, many poor families all over the world spend more than 25% of their income on fuel to cook.
Solar ovens can help lessen the impact of all of these statistics. ABM is working with the church in South Sudan to introduce these solar ovens in Jonglei state, in the dioceses of Bor and Twic East.
Jonglei State was one of the worst hit areas during the long civil war. A ‘scorched earth’ policy was adopted, leading to mass deforestation and, consequently, timber is scarce.
The introduction of solar ovens will assist women. They will no longer have to spend hours looking for very scarce timber for firewood and therefore have more time to care for their families and to work the fields. Children too will have more time for education.
Of course solar ovens also have a positive impact on the environment. Research shows wood use is reduced by an average of 25-40% after only two months.
When 48 women in a refugee camp were taught how to cook in the solar ovens, they were extremely enthusiastic about their new cookers and adapted their cooking to use them every midday meal.
You can support this project and offer this option to other women. Help contribute to societal, economic and environmental changes by giving solar ovens to women in South Sudan.
HOW CAN I DONATE?
You can make an online donation to this project by selecting South Sudan: Solar Ovens (Schools Project) from the full project list.
Alternatively, for donations by cheque/money order (made out to the Anglican Board of Mission - Australia), telephone or email, view contact details here. Please don’t forget to include the project name and/or code with your payment details.