Solar Cooking
Last edited: 31 March 2018      
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Grace Magney has been involved with solar cooking since the early 1980s. She and her late husband Gordon have been instrumental in providing over 20,000 solar cookers to the Afghanistan region. Since 2005 they have been working with Global Hope Network International there.


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  • October 2012: Parabolic solar cookers delivered to Afghanistan's remote Wakhan Corridor. The Kirghiz tribe live at the end of this slender finger of land in northeastern Afghanistan. Their primary fuel source for cooking has been dried yak dung, creating smoky conditions in their yurts. The buffalo-like yaks are used for most of their transportation needs. In June, Jeff Waalkes in Kyrgyzstan and Grace Magney with the Global Hope Network in Kabul were able to deliver ten parabolic solar cookers to the tribe. Grace organized the procurement and had the cookers loaded onto a truck. Jeff's responsibility was to get the truck into the Wakhan Corridor, and where the road petered out, strap everything including the solar cookers to the backs of yaks to deliver them to the Kirghiz. Initially hesitant, members of the tribe were soon cooking food and boiling water. See more of Jeff's photos of the delivery.

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  • July 2014:

Magney Successes in Afghanistan


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Grace Magney
P.O. Box 3023 Share Nau

Tel: +93-(0)789-807-932
Mobile: +93-(0)776-268-295

Skype: gmsolar