Solar Cooking
Last edited: 11 February 2014      

Friends of the Old distributes a CooKit solar panel cooker with other cooking and water safety tools near Kisumu, Kenya.
;Photo credit: John Amayo, 2013

A Safe Water Package includes a CooKit, a supply of heat-resistant plastic bags, a cooking pot with lid, a clay pot with brass spigot designed for safe water (pasteurized water) storage, a fuel-efficient cookstove, a retained-heat cooking basket, and a water pasteurization indicator (WAPI). In 2012, Solar Cookers International began providing this suite of cooking and water pasteurization devices to beneficiaries in Western Kenya through collaboration with community-based partner organizations in Kenya, FOTO and SURE.

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Latest recipients of safe water packages

  • February 2014: FOTO distributes 100 packages in January - 2014 began on a high note for Friends of the Old (FOTO), following a funding boost thanks to partners Solar Cookers International. Starting January 2014, distribution of safe water packages increased to 100 recipients every month, up from 50 previously. One hundred household received safe water packages in January. The solar Cookit will enable them to cook food and pasteurize water using renewable solar energy. Safe water pots will help recipients store drinking water, keeping it safe from contamination. Lastly, the upesi jiko and fireless cooker will minimize the use of firewood, saving costs and helping in environmental conservation. Read more...

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