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Last updated: 7 September 2016
Sperancea Gabone has been active solar cooking promoter since 1999. On last report she had demonstrated solar cooking to more than 2000 people.
News and recent developments
- July 2016: Villagers in Tanzania benefit with solar cooking: - Thanks to SCI supporters and a partnership with the local Tanzanian organization, Macedonia Ministry, thirty women in the village of Rau, Tanzania are now using solar box cookers, fireless cookers, and water pasteurization indicators for purifying water. Firewood use is now down 34% and charcoal use is down 45%. More information...
- March 2014: Sperancea has sent these photos of families cooking with their solar box cookers and their fireless cookers.
- June 2012: Sperancea sent this photo of a workshop Majengo Ward - Moshi Tanzania
- March 2006: Sperancea Gabone recently held a solar cooker exhibition at Mawenzi primary school in Moshi, Tanzania. Over 20 people gathered to learn about solar cooking and to taste solar-cooked food, including ugali, meat, beans and rice. Rolf Behringer, of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), led a solar box cooker construction workshop at nearby Karanga Technical School, and joined Ms. Gabone at the exhibition. In addition to solar box cookers, retained-heat cookers were also used. (A retained-heat cooker, also known as a fireless cooker or “hay box,” is an insulated enclosure in which is set a pot of food that has been brought to a boil, allowing it to continue to cook after being removed from its heat source.) Contact: Sperancea Gabone
- July 2006: Conserve the Environment - Heal Tanzania by Solar Cookers - Sperancea K. Gabone
Kilimanjaro Biogas and Solar Center
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