Well-being Fueled by the Sun
Warmed with Generosity
Blessed with Community
Solar Ovens Promote Wellness
Cooking with a solar oven enables a family to eat more nutritious, safe, and flavorful food…but the benefits don’t stop there.
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Cooking over a fire exposes the cook and others to the risks of smoke inhalation. Solar ovens cook healthy food and pasteurize water using clean and free energy.
Sunlight is free! Cooking fuel costs money. Families can direct their savings to pressing needs. Some even use the oven to produce supplemental income!
Burning wood or charcoal for cooking fires creates environmental problems in a community. A free, clean fuel source has many ripple effects.
Our faith is rooted in the story of Jesus, whose example of caring we follow. We seek to deepen awareness of and relationship with Jesus Christ.
Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can.
Modern Paraphrase of John Wesley, founder of Methodism
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Each solar oven costs about $150 to manufacture and deliver to a trained solar cook. Families receive them for a small donation. Because volunteers contribute their labor, our per-unit costs are very low.
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Mya Maxwell, 18, Bella Maxwell, 16, and Anna Gross, 15, were among a mission contingent with Solar Oven Partners to the Dominican Republic in early March. Grandma and the girls all live in the Madison, SD, area. Phillips, who has twice before gone on mission trips...
Solar Oven Partners’ (SOP) always knew that solar cooking could have a real impact on families in developing countries. After all, a woman who cooked in a solar oven instead of over a charcoal fire didn’t have to spend limited money on charcoal, she could pasteurize...
Editor’s note: Cleo Whiteface is a Rosebud Lakota who traveled with the Solar Oven Partners Volunteer-in- Mission team to the Navajo Reservation this summer. Cleo is a Sinte Gleska University student majoring in construction and building trades. What made you decide...