Communities In Partnership – a story of belief, innovation, perseverance and hope
Solar cooking pioneers – Barbara Kerr and Sherry Cole
helped found Solar Cookers International
A poem by Barbara Prosser Kerr (1925 -2012)
shepherding unquenchable fire
into food, into water
providing relief, rest, confidence
Lightening the burdens of firewood and smoke,
of squatting by the stew pot stirring.
Mothers rest as healthy children
Women are singing in sunlight.
The Solar Cookers International Net is a growing global alliance of non-governmental organizations, educational institutions, communities, manufacturers, individuals and businesses.
Widows in Tanzania live with an unjustified stigma, that can often include abuse. Despite the government’s efforts to help educate the public, prejudice still exists. Unfortunately, due in some part to AIDS, the number of single parent households are on the rise.
In 2010 and 2011 the Macedonia Ministry in collaboration with the Canadian non-profit group Kyoto Twist, provided more than seventy-five widows with solar box cookers and fireless cookers in the city of Moshi, within the Kilimanjaro Region. These cookers have helped save the environment as fewer trees are cut for fuel wood.
This Christmas, maybe consider a small gift to Kyoto Twist Solar Cooking Society to help the women of the 2 current Tanzanian projects we are currently in partnership with.
Peace to you all
Click on a link below to view previous posts on Solar Cooking:
The Encouraging Crocuses of Spring + Curious George = Solar Ovens!
Posted in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Community
Top and Bottom – Solar Cookers International Network
Tanzania Photos – via Jack Anderson, program director – Kyoto Twist Solar Cooking Society