In late 2019, The Public-Private Alliance Foundation shipped 20 Haines 1.0 solar cookers to Hinche, Haiti, and is training women in how to assemble and use them. The cookers are part of multi-dimensional training program at the University of Notre Dame in Hinche.
In late January 2020, 33 women in the Palabek Refugee Community in northern Uganda received Haines 2.0 Solar Cookers and were extensively trained in how to use them. The project was organized by the Gulu-based Alliance for African Assistance in partnership with the African Refugee Education Project, the San Diego Rotary Club, Solar Household Energy and the Solar Connect Association of Uganda. The goal is to establish 33 women in the community as long-term solar cooking enthusiasts. Three of the women will be selected by their peers as to conduct periodic surveys to evaluate the long term use and adoption of the cookers, and the possibility of establishing a sustainable solar cooker enterprise in the community.
Learn how Haines Solar Cookers are making an impact in Oaxaca, Mexico. Sponsored by Solar Household Energy, women from 10 communities have received ~200 solar cookers, including residents of the municipality of Villa de Zaachila, which has about 43,000 inhabitants.
Watch the video above or read more here.
Heather Daniel, Director of The New Hope Project, recently took ten Haines 2 Solar Cookers to The Gambia, where she conducted solar cooking training in several locations. Her team also built stands for the cookers. The women in the attached photos made pepper soup (steak and black pepper stew). Heather is planning more fundraising to get more cookers.
To support her, visit The New Hope Project. She also thinks it may be possible to start selling the cookers in The Gambia. She is also conducting training at a lodge, where the owner would like to have his chefs use the solar cookers.