|Children line up in the schoolyard.|
In February 2013, we sent three 60 liter stoves to St. Paul's school in Torbeck, Haiti for their school meal program. Doug McCord of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Mission, Kansas City (the school's sponsor), reports that "the stoves are in, the cooks are ecstatic." Doug says that the school is saving 90% on fuel costs!
When I visited the school in November, 2012, the school was utilizing several three stone fires in an open yard. The principal showed me the new kitchen - then under construction - where the stoves were to be located.
Afterward, the principal showed me to a simple classroom where boys and girls in clean, brightly colored uniforms listened intently to the teacher writing on the blackboard in front of the class. In a small, resource-starved school like this, in a deforested country like Haiti, 90% fuel savings translates directly into more money spent on children.
|Cooks now use our 60 Liter Stoves instead of open-stone fires.|
This school is typical of what I saw when visiting schools in other regions; there are literally thousands of schools like St. Paul's in Haiti. Think how much better the country - and education - would be, if they were all using InStove technology!