Illinois businessman Paul Munsen believes the ever-present sunshine in Haiti is a tool for relieving some of the suffering of a people left in ruins.
On Thursday morning, Munsen and employees from his Sun Ovens International worked to load scores of solar-powered ovens for shipment to the earthquake-devastated island nation. The ovens, Munsen said, also could provide long-term recovery for undernourished citizens there.
Sun Ovens — both the village-sized, which can make 1,200 meals a day, and the small family units — offer a safer alternative to cooking with charcoal, because people don’t have to inhale toxic charcoal fumes.
Two large Villager Sun Ovens, 160 smaller Sun Ovens, 200 cardboard solar cookers and 2,000 Water Pasteurization Indicators were shipped. The majority of the Sun Ovens will be distributed to families living in a tent city which has sprung up at a garbage dump in Port au Prince. Additional shipments are planned. (Click to help with donations to Sun Ovens.)
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