|Cooks enjoy the festive spirit while preparing food.|
Delicious food prepared by talented cooks who, thanks to the new technology, were able to cook without smoke in their eyes, flames at their feet, or pain in their backs.
Fred Colgan, Executive Director, and I, Stella Strother-Blood, Executive Assistant and Intern Coordinator, traveled to the country of Senegal in Western Africa on December 12th. Of the one hundred, 100 Liter Stoves that we sent to GIZ and PERACOD (our in-country partners) we set out with seven for the Magal, a celebration in the city of Touba. This is the holy city of Mourdism, a branch of Sufi Islam.
A 100 Liter Stove inspires curiosity in a group of local students.
These leaders are responsible for feeding the million to 2.5 million guests who descend on the city each year for the Magal: crowds of people, piles of firewood, and a mass of cookstoves. Our successful tests yielded fuel savings of, on average, 80.1%! Cooks were in awe of the speed of the InStoves.
|Stella, Fred, and Pomane enjoy the Magal!|
Religious leaders and cooks alike saw the potential for our stoves to serve all of the large communal kitchens in the area – especially during celebrations when these limited facilities are overwhelmed by demand.
After this successful project, InStove is in negotiations with multiple agencies to create a public/private partnership in order to bring an InStove manufacturing to Senegal in 2014!