You walk around this community and you notice these weird looking satellite dish things.
This thing that looks like a satellite is actually an ingenious method to cook food
using the sun.
I’m not talking about solar energy, which converts the sun into electricity and stores
it in a battery.
This is much more direct, much more ingenious.
Cooking with the sun
Notes from the road
This is where you place the cooking vessel.
Next, you look at the direction of the sunlight.
and you look at the compass.
If you can see the shadow of the compass under it,
behind the compass, that means it is positioned correctly in regards to the sun.
Then, these reflectors capture the heat and send it to the area underneath the pot.
As the sun changes position in the sky,
You need to keep track of where the sunlight falls.
你可以煮豆子 米饭 肉类 蔬菜类 什么你都可以煮
Beans, rice, meat, vegetables. You can cook anything.
她在做饭的时候 却开始下雨了 就不能做饭了
She was making food, and then the rain started coming, and she couldn’t make food anymore.
She was going to boil some banana.
就在那阵 天下雨了 害的我煮不了
Right at that moment it began to rain and I wasn’t able to boil them.
I was going to eat them and now I can’t.
One of the big problems facing Haiti is deforestation, basically people use charcoal.
They burn it in order to make their food.
98% of the forests in Haiti have been cut down.
There’s no forests left, and you can see it when you’re going around.
On our way up here, we drove through some of the most beautiful hills I’ve ever seen
in my life, and a lot of them were just totally bald because they’d been deforested.
Before the solar ovens, it was very difficult for people to cook.
If they wanted to cook they had to cross the border to the Dominican Republic
and cut down firewood.
It’s very dangerous. If they get caught, they will be thrown in prison.
We have lot of people who have damaged eyes due to the somke from burning fireword.
The solar ovens have helped with that as well.
The solar ovens have really helped our community.
Video byJohnny Harris