Solar Cooking
Last edited: 27 May 2020      
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  • June 2014: One thousand cookers distributed in Pakistan - Applied Green Technology reports that 1,000 of its new waterproof CooKit-style solar cookers have just been distributed to the Thar Desert Region of by the Lady Fatemah Trust.
  • February 2014: Solar cookers on their way to Tanzania, Pakistan, and Iraq - A.G. Karim of the Lady Fatemah Trust, reports that 550 solar cookers have been shipped to Arusha, Tanzania. As soon as more sunny returns, a trainer from Kenya will come and help train a group of volunteers to run user workshops. The group is also in the process of shipping 2,500 solar cookers to Pakistan, and Andreas Fasoulides, living in Cyprus is scheduled to come to train volunteers. Once the program in Pakistan is underway, the Trust plans to ship solar cookers to Iraq to provide villagers in the desert with a solar cooking alternative, as they currently burn either dried branches of dates or kerosene.

Early prototype of the CooKit solar panel cooker variation by Matthew Rollins

  • November 2013: Ladie Fatimah Trust finances several thousand solar cookers for Iraq, Lebanon, and Africa - A.G. Karim, chairman of The Lady Fatemah Trust, based in the United Kingdom, has agreed to finance several thousand solar cookers designed by Matthew Rollins of Applied Green Technology, to be delivered to Africa, Iraq, and Lebanon. Matthew has also arranged for Andreas Fasoulides, living in Cyprus, to visit Pakistan to lay the ground work for future solar cooking training workshops, to enable them to supply 100,000 solar cookers currently on provisional order. He also wants to explore sales possibilities in Latin America. Matthew is close to releasing his new solar cooker design developed from the basic CooKit solar panel cooker. It will feature the ability to be able to be adjusted to suit sun orientation at any latitude location on the globe. He states that with the ability to better gather and focus the light, it can often be used without the need for a cooking bag, subject to weather conditions.
  • November 2013: The Trust plan to ship 500 solar cookers to Tanzania. This will save each household (including pregnant women and children) from foraging for firewood and therefore saving vast areas from deforestation being exposed to cooking on open fires and burn hazards.
  • August 2012: War weary citizens in Iraq to receive solar ovens - During a recent visit to villages in the Najaf-Karbala region in Iraq, a the Lady Fatemah Trust trustee found that villagers use two methods for cooking: The majority of families, living in abject poverty, use open wood fires for cooking, heating and lighting while a slightly more affluent minority uses appliances fueled by kerosene. In the first phase of this project, LFT intends to provide families living in the following villages in the surroundings of Karbala: Barakat al-Zahra district, Al-Mahdiyeh Village One and Two, al-Nedhal Neighbourhood and al-Wala’ Neighbourhood as well as to families living on isolated desert farms. About 7000 solar panel cookers will be needed to provide every family in the region with a cooker. The cookers are an improved version of the standard Cookit solar cooker, made from plastic fluteboard, and manufactured by Matthew Rollins. Total project cost will therefore amount to £105,000.00. More information...

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  • April 2013:

02 Setting Up The Cooker

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