Many people enjoy camping in the summertime. We make cozy little homes away from home with our tents and sleeping bags, or deluxe ones with camper or motor home. But in the backs of our minds—or perhaps more towards the front, when a root digs into our back in the middle of the night or rain starts just at campfire time—there is always that permanent home to go back to.
For other people, made homeless by strife or natural or economic disasters, a tent is not a vacation experience but a harsh, full-time reality. When you have no home to return to or your homeland is not safe, the word “camp” assumes an entirely different meaning. Trapped by circumstances, refugees and displaced people are often crowded into the worst of wastelands, places no one wants very much because the land is so desolate and devoid of resources.
Solar cooking and water heating can be helpful in any sort of camp setting, but in camps for refugees and displaced people, solar cookers can help save lives and misery. With ongoing support from friends like you, we at Solar Cookers International can continue our work to increase recognition for and access to simple solar thermal cooking and related “integrated” technologies, at the U.N., through the Wiki of the Solar Cookers World Network, and in various partnerships and networks around the world. Please give if you can. Together we can make a real difference, in people’s lives and in the sky we all share.
Solar Cooking Camp