Empower Haiti

Solar Cookers Provide Relief in Earthquake-Ravaged Capital

Project Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Following the 2010 earthquake, millions of Haitians were left with no way of preparing meals. In hopes of easing this daily struggle, Solar Liberty Foundation provided a shipment of solar cookers to the Haitian Bouske organization, an agency assisting displaced individuals in Port-au-Prince. The organization distributed the solar cookers to families in need, enabling them to safely cook food and pasteurize water.

In Haiti, many families are forced to cook over an open charcoal flame. Purchasing this dirty and expensive fuel strains the families’ income, limiting funds that could be used to purchase food and other necessities. In addition to reducing costs to families, solar cookers lessen the environmental impact and the health risks associated with charcoal.