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[[File:Vajra_Foundation_Nepal_2013_multiple.jpg|thumb|290px|Bhutanese refugees demonstrating [[parabolic solar cooker]]s in [[Nepal]].]]
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*'''85,000 refugees from Bhutan have solar cooked their meals in Nepal''' - The [[Vajra Foundation Holland]] (Stichting Vajra) has worked in the Bhutanese [[refugee camps]] in [[Nepal]] since 1995 to bring solar cooking and [[heat-retention cooking]] to the refugees there. By 2013 some 85,000 refugees were cooking their meals using these methods. The on-the-ground work is done by [[Vajra Foundation Nepal]] and financing is provided by the Dutch Lottery and the Dutch NGO [[Stichting Vluchteling]].
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==Events==
 
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==News and Recent Developments==
 
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*'''October 2013:''' The [[Vajra Foundation Nepal]] reports that recently approximately one third of the Bhutanese refugees have left the camps and found new homes in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, and the European Union. They have left their solar cookers behind, thus freeing these up to be made available to the Nepali families who live around the camps. Devi Maya Kadariya, a resident of the village of Garamani, reports that she and her neighbors had seen the profile of the solar cookers in the distance and they knew that the refugees were able to cook with the sun. She now considers herself lucky to have a solar cooker for herself. She says she saves a lot of wood and especially saves the time that she used to spend gathering wood, and she feels that her life is better now.
   
 
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[[File:Solar Cooking Project in Nepal by Stichting Vajra.wmv-0|thumb|left|400px|Solar cooking project in a Bhutanese refugee camp in 2007 with [[Vajra Foundation Nepal]].]]
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Vajra Foundation Nepal 2013 multiple
Bhutanese refugees demonstrating parabolic solar cookers in Nepal.
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EventsEdit

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News and Recent DevelopmentsEdit

  • October 2013: The Vajra Foundation Nepal reports that recently approximately one third of the Bhutanese refugees have left the camps and found new homes in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, and the European Union. They have left their solar cookers behind, thus freeing these up to be made available to the Nepali families who live around the camps. Devi Maya Kadariya, a resident of the village of Garamani, reports that she and her neighbors had seen the profile of the solar cookers in the distance and they knew that the refugees were able to cook with the sun. She now considers herself lucky to have a solar cooker for herself. She says she saves a lot of wood and especially saves the time that she used to spend gathering wood, and she feels that her life is better now.

Climate, Culture, and Special ConsiderationsEdit

Audio and videoEdit

Solar Cooking Project in Nepal by Stichting VajraSolar Cooking Project in Nepal by Stichting Vajra.wmv-0(09:40)
Solar cooking project in a Bhutanese refugee camp in 2007 with Vajra Foundation Nepal.
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