The United Nations estimates about 300,000 people have been slaughtered by the attacks and numerous more displaced from their homes and living in refugee camps.
Spencer Brodsky, is 17 years old. In the summer of 2007, he began a project to help women and families in Darfur, through the donation of fuel-efficient stoves. Brodsky reasons that if he can do something to keep Sudanese women in the camps, this would decrease the likelihood of violence. At $30 per stove, Brodsky has raised enough money to ship 420 stoves to Darfur. Make a donation
Even though there is a shortage of fuel wood in the desert, families still must rely on this resource to cook their food. Many women and children leave the relative safety of their relief camps and spend up to seven hours a day gathering fuel wood from farther and farther away. They travel to remote areas, imposing great risk upon themselves. Fuel-efficient stoves allow families to use 75% less fuel wood to cook the same amount of food. This reduces the number of wood collection trips, and also lessens the environmental degradation and deforestation.
A fuel-efficient stove costs $30. My initial project goal was 400 stoves, or $12,000. I have exceeded my goal through the production and sale of a DVD about a Holocaust survival story and additional donations. Because of what these stoves mean to women and families in Darfur, I have decided to continue to work on this project by:
- Speaking to groups about the power of free will. For information, please click on “Speaking Opportunities”.
Using my interview project web site to solicit donations. For information, please visit the site at: www.InterviewsBySpencer.com,
- Asking visitors to this site to donate a stove.
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