Last updated: 20 July 2017
Sperancea Gabone has been an active solar cooking promoter in Tanzania since 1999 and has demonstrated solar cooking to thousands of people there.
- July 2016: Villagers in Tanzania benefit with solar cooking - Thanks to Solar Cookers International 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 held in the 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.)
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- July 2006: Conserve the Environment - Heal Tanzania by Solar Cookers - Sperancea K. Gabone
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