What For

Why the Community Cooker

ONE COMMUNITY COOKER…

…. burns at between 800 and 1100 degrees Celsius, responsibly incinerating rubbish to meet European, EPA, WHO, and Kenyan standards as reported by SGS (November 2015).

800 DEGREES CELSIUS +

Temperature once up and running

… managed responsibly and operated for a year will save the caloric heat equivalent of burning approximately 3,000 mature trees in a year as charcoal and fuel wood.

3,000 TREES

Saved each year

… responsibly operated during an 8-hour working day, converts 100 kilos of rubbish into heat energy for cooking, baking, boiling water, creating steam and distilled water.

100 KILOS

Rubbish responsibly burned per day

… can transform a community in an informal settlement or rural village where income is otherwise less than $1 a day, into a resource rich community.

$25 PROFIT

Daily profit after all expenses

… produces large volumes of food – up to 100 heaped plates of food per hour, hot water, and steam, which can then be sold to generate income.

100 BUCKETS

Hot water produced each day

…. produces large volumes of hot and boiled water, and steam. Used commercially for washing and drinking, this provides revenue and helps protect communities from illnesses.

100 PLATES

Plates of food served per hour

… provides jobs for about 10 people as cooks, managers, rubbish handlers, handy workers, administrators and accountants, benefiting their lives and the lives of their families.

10 FAMILIES

Benefit through direct employment and hundreds indirectly