Last updated: 26 April 2011
While working on the Soymilk Nutritional Supplement project in Vietnam, Cathy Lam had to stand long hours stirring the milk with smoke from the open flame 3-prong rings. The pilot project started in Spring 2006 with 20 solar parabolic cookers for rural families in the Phan Rang area of Ninh Thuan Province.
We have provided an immediate solution to improve lives, reduce indoor air pollution, drinking water, reduce family workloads, yet remain affordable for the local community. It is a gift that keeps on giving.
The Solar Cooker - Made of stainless steel and mounted on a metal frame, the parabolic cookers reflect the sun rays into one focal point. The families now used to cook rice, soup, braise foods and boil water.
We continue to monitor, survey, and work within the VA NGO network to expand this solar cooking project for the coming years.