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Safe Water & Solar Cooking Tools for Ugandan Women

by Project Have Hope
Safe Water & Solar Cooking Tools for Ugandan Women
Safe Water & Solar Cooking Tools for Ugandan Women
Safe Water & Solar Cooking Tools for Ugandan Women
Safe Water & Solar Cooking Tools for Ugandan Women
Safe Water & Solar Cooking Tools for Ugandan Women
Safe Water & Solar Cooking Tools for Ugandan Women
Safe Water & Solar Cooking Tools for Ugandan Women
Safe Water & Solar Cooking Tools for Ugandan Women
Safe Water & Solar Cooking Tools for Ugandan Women
Safe Water & Solar Cooking Tools for Ugandan Women
Safe Water & Solar Cooking Tools for Ugandan Women
Safe Water & Solar Cooking Tools for Ugandan Women
Safe Water & Solar Cooking Tools for Ugandan Women
Safe Water & Solar Cooking Tools for Ugandan Women
Safe Water & Solar Cooking Tools for Ugandan Women
Safe Water & Solar Cooking Tools for Ugandan Women
Safe Water & Solar Cooking Tools for Ugandan Women
Safe Water & Solar Cooking Tools for Ugandan Women
Safe Water & Solar Cooking Tools for Ugandan Women
Safe Water & Solar Cooking Tools for Ugandan Women
Safe Water & Solar Cooking Tools for Ugandan Women
Safe Water & Solar Cooking Tools for Ugandan Women
Safe Water & Solar Cooking Tools for Ugandan Women
Safe Water & Solar Cooking Tools for Ugandan Women
Safe Water & Solar Cooking Tools for Ugandan Women
Safe Water & Solar Cooking Tools for Ugandan Women
Feel the heat!
Feel the heat!

With two years of experience using solar cooking technology, the women of the Acholi Quarter have honed their skills and are ready to share their knowledge with others.

They will be sharing their skills and helping another community unleash the power of solar cooking and use the technology to create income-generating activities, like baking cakes!  The Entebbe-based Children's Welfare School helps students with mental and learning disabilities, ranging from deaf to down-syndrome.  The purpose of the school is to provide basic education for these children, as well as vocational training so they can one day support themselves and their community. The solar cooking training will help these children support themselves and the school.

In this season of giving, consider making a donation of just $10 to unleash the power of solar cooking.

Hope and a little help make all the difference. Together we can transform the community of the Acholi Quarter.

Thanks to your generous support, we have raised $800 and have provided 25 enterprising women with solar cooking equipment.

There have been so many benefits to providing this simple, inexpensive technology.  The women are thrilled to save money every day on charcoal.  Most families have sliced their charcoal expense in half!   The women also spend less time cooking now, which gives them more time to pursue other means of income generating activities.  And, an unexpected benefit, the women can now prepare different foods that they were unable to do so before – such as baking delicious cakes!

For just $10, you can give a woman the tools to provide a cost-effective, nutritious meal for her family, everyday!

Hope and a little help make all the difference.   Together we can transform the community of the Acholi Quarter.

The entrepreneurial spirit is ever-present in Uganda's Acholi Quarter.  The success of the solar cooking training has empowered two women to start a bakery.  Esther and Santina are using the reflectors to bake cakes and are slowly finding markets.  They started by slicing the cakes into small pieces, individually wrapping and selling the pieces.  As word spreads of their cake business, they hope to start taking orders for special occasions, such as birthdays and graduations.

"Slowly by slowly," is a common expression in Uganda.  It's a reminder that change doesn't happen overnight, but with consistent and steadfast diligency, great change can come.

This Mother's Day, consider honoring a special woman in your life by making a donation in her name.

For just $10, you can provide the means for improved health, increased hours of productivity at work or school, and a more hopeful future for a family in the Acholi Quarter.

Hope and a little help make all the difference.   Together we can transform the community of the Acholi Quarter.

Okello Christine
Okello Christine

We have raised $670 of the $2500 needed to provide 50 enterprising women with solar cooking equipment.  To date, 20 women have received the cooking bags and charcoal efficient stove.  However, more than 50 women have received training on the use of this solar cooking technology.  As this equipment is becoming more popular within the community, it is creating an unexpected industry.

Two women have now embarked on making cooking bags to sell to their neighbors and in local markets.  This venture is making the technology more readily accessible, while also creating an income-generating source for these two enterprising tailors.

For just $10, you can provide the means for improved health, increased hours of productivity at work or school, and a more hopeful future for a family in the Acholi Quarter.

Hope and a little help make all the difference.   Together we can transform the community of the Acholi Quarter.

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Celebrating - Lanyero Jennifer, center
Celebrating - Lanyero Jennifer, center

Just $10 provided Lanyero Jennifer, mother of 3 and caretaker of her 3 nephews, with a solar panel cooker and a WAPI.

A solar panel cooker is a foil-lined cardboard reflector with a dark pot inside a heat-resistant plastic bag. This simple mechanism converts sunlight into heat and can cook one or two pots of food at a time. It greatly reduces the amount of time Jennifer spends tending an open fire each day, improving her health and giving her more time to do her tailoring work and make paper bead jewelry.

A WAPI (Water Pasteurization Indicator) is a reusable thermometer with a plug of wax which melts at 68C. All disease-causing organisms are killed at just above 65C (or 149F), the pasteurization temperature. Since the water is not heated all the way to boiling, and merely reaches the pasteurization temperature, it saves Jennifer time and money on fuel. The convenience of the WAPI makes Jennifer and her family more likely to pasteurize their water and, thus, far less likely to contract water-borne illnesses. 

$10 means improved health outcomes, increased hours of productivity at work or school, and a more hopeful future for Jennifer's family. Is there a better holiday gift than giving hope to a family in need? 

Give hope with Project Have Hope this holiday season. Together we can transform the community of the Acholi Quarter.

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Project Have Hope

Location: Malden, MA - USA
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Project Leader:
Karen Sparacio
Director
Malden, MA United States

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