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A '''Safe Water Package''' includes a [[CooKit]], a supply of heat-resistant [[plastic bag]]s, a cooking pot, a clay pot for safe water storage, a [[fuel-efficient woodstove]] and a [[retained-heat cooking]] basket. FOTO wants to provide elderly community members with a way to have safe drinking water, while also reducing the burden of gathering firewood and the dangerous exposure of women and children to cooking smoke. FOTO monitors the progress of its projects through home visits and monthly and quarterly management meetings.
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[[File:SURE-2013_cropped.jpg|thumb|285px|[[Friends of the Old]] distributes a [[CooKit]] solar panel cooker with other cooking and [[water pasteurization|water safety]] tools near Kisumu, [[Kenya]].<br /><span style="font-size:80%;">'';Photo credit: [[John Amayo]], 2013''</span>]]
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A '''Safe Water Package''' includes a [[CooKit]], a supply of heat-resistant [[plastic bag]]s, a cooking pot with lid, a clay pot with brass spigot designed for safe water (pasteurized water) storage, a [[fuel-efficient cookstove]], a [[retained-heat cooking]] basket, and a water pasteurization indicator (WAPI). In 2012, Solar Cookers International began providing this suite of cooking and water pasteurization devices to beneficiaries in Western Kenya through collaboration with community-based partner organizations in Kenya, [[FOTO]] and [[SURE]].{{clr}}
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==Recent news and developments==
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[[File:FOTO_group_photo,_2-10-14.jpg|thumb|400px|Latest recipients of safe water packages]]
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*'''February 2014: FOTO distributes 100 packages in January''' - 2014 began on a high note for [[Friends of the Old]] (FOTO), following a funding boost thanks to partners [[Solar Cookers International]]. Starting January 2014, distribution of safe water packages increased to 100 recipients every month, up from 50 previously. One hundred household received safe water packages in January. The solar [[Cookit]] will enable them to cook food and pasteurize water using renewable solar energy. Safe water pots will help recipients store drinking water, keeping it safe from contamination. Lastly, the upesi jiko and fireless cooker will minimize the use of firewood, saving costs and helping in environmental conservation. [http://friendsoftheold.blogspot.com/2014/02/foto-distributes100-packages-in-january.html Read more...]
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==Audio and video==
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[[File:Solar Cookers & Safe Water 2013 Goals-0|none|535 px]]
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==See also==
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*[[Water pasteurization]]
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*[[CooKit]]
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*[[Plastic bags]]
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*[[Pots]]
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*[[Rocket Stove]]
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*[[Heat-retention cooking]]
 
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Latest revision as of 20:46, March 14, 2014

Last updated: 11 February 2014      
SURE-2013 cropped

Friends of the Old distributes a CooKit solar panel cooker with other cooking and water safety tools near Kisumu, Kenya.
;Photo credit: John Amayo, 2013

A Safe Water Package includes a CooKit, a supply of heat-resistant plastic bags, a cooking pot with lid, a clay pot with brass spigot designed for safe water (pasteurized water) storage, a fuel-efficient cookstove, a retained-heat cooking basket, and a water pasteurization indicator (WAPI). In 2012, Solar Cookers International began providing this suite of cooking and water pasteurization devices to beneficiaries in Western Kenya through collaboration with community-based partner organizations in Kenya, FOTO and SURE.

Recent news and developmentsEdit

FOTO group photo, 2-10-14

Latest recipients of safe water packages

  • February 2014: FOTO distributes 100 packages in January - 2014 began on a high note for Friends of the Old (FOTO), following a funding boost thanks to partners Solar Cookers International. Starting January 2014, distribution of safe water packages increased to 100 recipients every month, up from 50 previously. One hundred household received safe water packages in January. The solar Cookit will enable them to cook food and pasteurize water using renewable solar energy. Safe water pots will help recipients store drinking water, keeping it safe from contamination. Lastly, the upesi jiko and fireless cooker will minimize the use of firewood, saving costs and helping in environmental conservation. Read more...

Audio and videoEdit

Solar Cookers & Safe Water 2013 Goals-004:44

Solar Cookers & Safe Water 2013 Goals-0

See alsoEdit

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