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by Extracted from the SCI Solar Cooker Review





Issue: 37


Journal section: Theme Articles
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Received: 2010-10-04


Abstract


Half the world still cooks its meals over wood fires, and in East Africa about 85 per cent of families do so. Refugees pouring into fragile, arid regions are creating acute wood shortages which contribute to malnutrition in the local population and environmental depredation. In the past, many of the 35,000 refugees in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in north west Kenya had to barter away part of their meagre food rations in exchange for enough fuel to cook the remainder. It is now ten months since Solar Cook International introduced the new cookit in Kakuma. Today, thanks to generous donors, over 1200 families are able to use solar cookers, and the project is struggling to keep up with the demand for more cookers...




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Tags: SolarCooking    Kenya    RefugeeCamps   

Categories:
051 Solar 012 Cooking

Location:
Africa Kenya

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