Tag Archives: Solar Cooking

Making Connections

One of the best parts of my job is getting to hear from people who are putting change into action through their ideas, leadership skills, and open attitude. And often the skills and ideas they have can also be useful for someone else who is working to improve things in another community. Making connections and […]

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A Cake Cooked By The Sun

I plan on observing Valentine’s Day today with a cupcake from my local bakery, Cupcake Cafe. But if I was in Eldoret, Kenya, I might be celebrating with a cake from the newly established Seeing is Believing Cafe, run by Camily and Gaudenziah Wedende.   Gaudenziah, whose husband Camily has received several grants from Spirit […]

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So sunny you could boil an egg!

Camily Wedende was excited for us to visit his solar cooker storefront in Eldoret, Kenya last month. He eagerly texted our host and driver, Dennis Kiprop, to find out when we would get there. After a long trek down crowded roads, Boyd Cothran, my husband and SIA Board member, Dennis Kiprop, and I finally made […]

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The sun FUELS many projects!

Camily Wedende likes to spread the word about the benefit of solar cookers, which use the sunlight as “fuel” to pasteurize water and slow-cook food. In additional to receiving several SIA Community Grants to make solar cookers for families in refugee camps near Eldoret, Kenya, Camily also works with students to explore solar cooker technology. […]

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Solar Cooking Season in Kenya

While last week we barely got above freezing in Minneapolis, this is the “solar cooking season” in Kenya! Camily Wedende, a SIA grant recipient, trains people people who have been internally displaced and are living in refugee camps near Eldoret to use the power of the sun to cook their food and pateurize water. Here, […]

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