SolSource Solar Cooker Fighting Cookstove Smoke

SolSource Solar Cooker Fighting Cookstove Smoke

Community project, Education project
While working with Maasai families in Kenya, Niccolo, Madison, and Adam–students from the University of San Diego–realized open fire cooking inside homes was causing high rates of respiratory illnesses among women and children (approximately 25 out of 1,000 children die in Maasai communities before the age of 5 due to cookstove smoke). They wanted to take concrete action towards positive change so they called us and we worked together to bring SolSource to the Maasai communities where they were working in order to improve health, increase energy access, and lower fuel costs. Supported by the Maasai Association, a community-based, non-profit organization located in Bellevue, Washington and Kenya, the team brought SolSource to the Merrueshi community to seek the community’s feedback and test it for cooking local foods.     The…
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