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The CooKit is available from Solar Cookers International, a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that spreads solar cooking awareness and skills worldwide, particularly in areas with plentiful sunshine and diminishing sources of cooking fuel. SCI has enabled 30,000 families in Africa to cook with the sun's energy, freeing women and children from the burdens of gathering wood and carrying it for miles.
Solar cooking one meal a day, three times a week has been proven to reduce fuelwood consumption and related smoke by one third. The CooKit saves more than four times its value in fuelwood each year. CooKits complement other cooking methods needed at night and on cloudy days. With careful use and storage, a CooKit can be used for two years, reducing fuelwood consumption by two tonnes. Also, many foods can cook for several hours without overcooking, which allow food to be placed in the cooker early in the day and left until mealtime without needing to be stirred or monitored.
Some DIY technologies require specialized materials or special training. If your organization is interested in this technology, you are what we call a ‘technology seeker’, and funding for materials or training for this DIY technology may be available through Kopernik.
Technology seekers interested in becoming part of Kopernik can do so by filling out the registration and proposal form downloadable here. Once the registration form is submitted, Kopernik will review the application and conduct due diligence to determine whether the organization meets the requirements of Kopernik. For more information click here.