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Solar Cookits for Kenya Camps

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Solar Cookits for Kenya Camps
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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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37
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miriam@hedon.info

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Technologies
051 Solar
Service type
012 Cooking
Location: continent
Africa
Location: African countries
Kenya
Keywords
SolarCooking    Kenya    RefugeeCamps   

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