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Sobre la Roca

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Sobre la Roca has helped thousands learn to solar cook in Bolivia.

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  • August 2010: Energy Entrepreneurs: Starting a Solar-Powered Tradition is a short film by Julia Kumari Drapkin. She speaks with Ruth Saveeda, A native Bolivian, who has worked to improve the lives of women and children in poor communities by introducing solar cooking. Like many areas, These communities are experiencing deforestation, and the smoke from traditional wood stoves has damaged the health of residents, beyond those directly involved with cooking. She helped found Sobre la Roca, which makes high quality solar box cookers from recycled materials as part of their efforts to spread her message.

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This video is from Globalpost by Julia Kumari Drapkin promoting energy entrepreneurs around the globe. Ruth Saveedra, the founder of Sobre la Roca, talks about how difficult it is to change tradition. However, some traditions should not be carried on, like spending 6 hours preparing meals over a wood fire. Ruth calls kitchen fires a quiet killer and something that inspired her to start making solar ovens. Check out more energy entrepreneurs around the globe at

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