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Low Tech/High Impact Cookstoves for Moroccan Women



Fuel-efficient cook stoves and ovens made from clay reduce women's hard labor for firewood collection, diminish harmful smoke, protect the environment, make time for more education & income generation

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Moroccan girls as young as 8 and women as old as 60 spend as much as 120 hours finding firewood for essential cooking and heating. Simple clay appliances can reduce this labor & decrease wood consumption by 50% (30,000+ tons of wood saved annually in 7 villages alone). Reduce health hazards & premature aging; increase enthusiasm/energy for education; make more time for income generating activities.

How will this project solve this problem?

Provide fuel-efficient cook stoves and baking ovens to Berber village women in Morocco's High Atlas Mountains. Train local women leaders to teach other women & girls their use. Reinforce education/self-improvement & supplemental income.

Potential Long Term Impact

Demonstration that simple changes can signficantly improve quality of life for entire families. Far-reaching impact for continuing female education. Reversal of environmental degradation. Model for widespread replication.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,870

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,870 .  The original project funding goal was $1,870.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).



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Project Leader

Roger Hardister

Regional Director, Near East Foundation
Garden City, Cairo, Egypt Egypt

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