Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Darfur Stoves Project

If you're reading this, chances are you don't risk rape or other violent attacks when you prepare your meals. If you are a woman living in Darfur, where millions of refugees live in very dense camps, and you have to walk for up to 7 hours to collect firewood for cooking, chances are you will be assaulted and raped if you encounter a militia group. The catch is - you can't bring a man along for protection because he'll most certainly be killed by the militia and the camps are only about 20% male because of the genocide.

A group in Berkeley has engineered a cookstove that uses 75% less fuel than the traditional three-stone hearth used by these refugees.



Please consider donating to this project -- just $20 will help someone make dinner with less risk to her life and health.

Darfur Stoves Project
Engineers Without Borders

3 comments:

Maria Rose said...

Thank you for posting that information.

Mihl said...

That's a great project!

Green Bean said...

Such a great idea. Thank you for posting this.