A BIG success

I’m happy that I can announce today the probably biggest success of my work of the last years, fighting the use of traditional cooking stoves. The last months I went through an intensive selection and application process to receive a grant from the belgian development service ENABEL (former BTC) in the context of their „SDF – Skills Development Fund Rwenzori read more…

Bread and Pizza stove for the Massai

After more then a year I was visiting my friends from „Help for the massai“ again in Arusha. During my visit 2016 in their project area of Malambo, the home of the Tanzanian Massai, one of their volunteers constructed a bread baking and Pizza stove, according to my instructions and guidance. He did a great job and succeeded to set read more…

Exceeded expectations

The expectations were even exceeded by far. Last monday the new kitchen for the holy dove vocational school could be put into operation. And the performance of the oven has also convinced the last critics and skeptics. Especially the chefs were more than surprised, how fast, hot and economic the stoves are working. The result of the first day was burnt Ugali read more…

1076 – One thousand seventy six

1076 stoves! One thousand seventy six stoves , built in only 6 month. Since my last visit in the highlands of south Tanzania, Julio and his team did an awesome cooperation on the tea plantations of Unilever, where they are growing the world famous Lipton tea. Unilever sponsored these stoves for around 45 villages, where their tea pickers are living. read more…

Better late than never

As you can see the last post of Kenya is already a long time ago. But I could manage to meet with some members of the group last week in Eldoret, Kenya. Our Christmas special allowed us to sponsor 44 stoves for widows and very poor families. But no one could have guessed which problems we are facing. From January till read more…

Last but not least

My final week has passed and I already travelled back to germany. But I want to show you the results of my work and share the adventures and good times I had in Uganda during my last days. I was also invited during my last week to spend a great day with the old Bishop Egidio, who is a great read more…

On the finishing line

Another week has passed and we are getting closer to finish the whole kitchen. After telling my team we will have a big BBQ in the end of the week if they finish all work they started to work even harder. We started every day at 8am and worked until 7.30pm! The progress was visible every single day. One day read more…

So much progress in such a short time

Another week passed and we were hard working. It was worthwile because we were able to big progress. Last saturday we invited for a stove seminar. The plan was to construct 7 small family clay stoves with 18 people. The Ugandans are already aaware about the environmental issues of the traditional cooking place. So finally more than 30 people attended read more…

When the cat is away, the mice will play

As I already mentioned in my last post from Tanzania, I was traveling back to Uganda to finalize the school kitchen and catering school project. Starting from Tanzania Mufindi Saturday morning, I arrived in Entebbe monday noon. One of the main reasons I went to Tanzania, was the long processing time for my special stainless steel saucepands I ordered from read more…

The stone was set rolling

Another 2 weeks already passed, and I didn’t have any time to update all of you. Well, after my last report from Tanzania, we started working, improving, developing and we did big steps forward. But first in order. Before we started with an extensively training for the bricklayers, we had to solve and improve our plastering issue with the cement. read more…