Solar Cooking to Help Women Affected by War will distribute market-tested durable but inexpensive solar cooking technology, the HotPot solar cooker, to 250 rural families
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
This project will reduce the need for wood and gas for cooking; reduce health problems associated with cooking over open fires: respiratory infections and burns; reduce head, neck, and back problems from carrying heavy loads of wood; reduce time spent foraging for wood and reduce household expenses for cooking fuel. In total, these efforts will focus on ten Salvadoran communities, with a total population of approximately 50,000 people, and distribute 250 HotPot solar cookers.
How will this project solve this problem?
Project coordinators and community trainers will establish groups of 15 - 25 women. They will lead each group in formal solar cooking training sessions. Once women have been trained, they will attend follow-up sessions once a month for six months.
Potential Long Term Impact
250 women will master solar cooking skills and will be consistently using solar energy to cook for their families, thus reducing wood and gas use, creating better health outcomes, and saving money; they will spur wider adoption of solar cooking.
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,690
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 $1,690 . The original project funding goal was $15,000.