Fuel Efficient Stoves for 23 Grandmothers

Apr 17, 2012

Grandmothers Struggle


The word "grandmother" brings back memories for all of us. Everyone loves their grandmother and everyone remembers something their grandmother did for them. My grandmother made fudge... she did lots of other things too. She taught me about money and how to save it for the carnival each spring. 

Grandmothers in Zambia however bring something else to my mind.  They are elderly women who struggle daily. The grandmothers of Chikumbuso not only teach their grandchildren how to take care of themselves but they raise their grandchildren full time. These women have no means at all. One of our grandmothers came by the other day to tell us that her house was falling down on her and her children. When we checked it out it was in fact true. The walls of her two room home had huge cracks in them and empty spaces where the cinder blocks had fallen.  Please help us to continue to support these grandmothers by buying these stoves. With these stoves the grandmothers are able to cook meals for their grandchildren with out the added cost of charcoal. It only takes a handful of sticks for them to cook, heat water, and keep their homes warm as winter approaches Zambia. Twigs are free everywhere!



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Project Leader

Linda Wilkinson

Ng'ombe, Lusaka Zambia

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