COST OF COOKING
in developing countries
Cooking is a universal necessity, yet in especially developing countries it is inefficient and has high costs for the people in all senses. In developing countires, the basic need to feed a family has huge challenges: Staple diets require long cooking times, yet there is little access to energy and water. Lack of clean fuel means using charcoal or tree-wood for cooking. Charcoal and firewood usage while cooking creates indoor air pollution. Indoor air pollution related respiratory diseases kill 2 Million people every year. Half of those are children under the age of 5. Studies show that those people in the developing countries whose daily income is less than 1 USD spend 1/3 of their daily income on cooking fuel. Those who can not afford buying charcoal or firewood have to collect it. Collecting firewood is the job of the women and girls in the family. Usually, girls have to drop out of school to help their mothers collect wood. They have to walk approximately 7 hours a day and carry approximately 20 kilograms of firewood everyday. Not only does firewood collection lead to deforestation, but it also leaves girls and women open to violence. Many rapes happen in Africa while women and girls are out collecting wood.
SOLUTION TO THE
Women in developing nations are paying too high a price to feed their families, and it starts with the need for energy. Wonderbag attacks this problem at its source. Wonderbag is a heat retention cooking bag that allows the food that has been brought to a boil to continue cooking without the need of additional energy. Itâ€™s amazing insulation properties keep the heat of the pot inside. Thus decreasing the amount of cooking fuel consumed.
FUEL USED MONEY SPENT WATER USED CARBON EMISSIONS RELEASED RISK OF RESPIRATORY DISEASES RISK OF VIOLENCE AND RAPE INJURIES FROM OPEN FIRES TIME SPENT FOOD WASTED
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Wonderbag is also a great product to use for humanitarian aid. It is most appreciated in disaster relief situations where cooking fuel sources are limited. Our experiences prove that Wonderbag is a great product for use in refugee camps. When used in refugee camps, Wonderbag: Saves women time when cooking Decreases the risk of burns from open fires and cookstoves Eliminates cooking smell in small tents and rooms in which sometime upto 2 families have to live Decreases the money spent on cooking fuel and water by the camp administration In camps where only 1 cookstove is given to each family, allows the family to cook more than 1 kind of hot meal Allows refugees to cook healthier and tastier food In refugee camps with common kitchens, Wonderbag usage decreases the time spent waiting in line to cook and therefore decreases the time spent leaving kids unattended Wonderbag is very light in weight and easy to carry
EXAMPLES FROM REFUGEE CAMPS
For the past year we have conducted 2 pilot projects in Syrian’s refugee camps in Jordan and Turkey. The pilot project in Jordan was conducted in partnership with the World Food Program and the one in Turkey was conducted in partnership with Disaster and Emergency Relief Presidency of the Turkish Republic and the Turkish Red Crescent. Both our pilot projects proved to be life easier for the refugees. Wonderbag more funds for use elsewhere, all while bringing Wonderbags into camps has
succesfull and showed that Wonderbag makes cooking and overall usage also decreases the fuel and water spendings of camps, creating promoting the adoption of an eco-friendly way to cook. We believe that benefits for the refugees, governments, NGO’s and the environment.
Currently we are also attending a tender of World Food Program Lebanon office for 10,000 Wonderbag’s to be delivered to the refugee camps in Syria.
FUEL USAGE REDUCED up to
REDUCED TIME SPENT COOKING
REDUCED NEED for
PRECIOUS WAT E R
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REDUCED TOXIC FUMES EMISSIONS
REDUCED FOOD WASTE
WONDERBAG CAN MAKE A
DIFFERENCE WILL YOU?
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