An amazing and incredibly simple innovation is helping Sudanese refugees cook despite the scarcity of resources. To help them rebuild their lives, a UK charity organization is sending families “solar cookers” which reduces the need for firewood (a very scarce resource in eastern Chad). This enables them to prepare a variety of dishes by simply cooking with the sun’s energy.
It is built using a corrugated sheet covered with a reflective surface, a cooking pot and a plastic bag – that’s it. It harnesses the sun’s rays and can reach temperatures of 120°C!
It is incredibly easy to make and even easier to use. It is a wonderful story – have a look at CORD’s video: