Well-being Fueled by the Sun
Warmed with Generosity
Blessed with Community

Solar ovens don’t just cook food.
Solar ovens change lives and communities.

Solar Oven Partners focuses on cooking up the conditions for well-being in the Dominican Republic, Sierra Leone, and the northwestern lands of the Navajo Nation. By partnering with us as a volunteer or donor, you’ll help to change lives and increase well-being in communities where we work now and wherever God and people may invite us to go as Solar Oven Partners.

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.

(Play the video to hear what Minorca Says about us)

Physical
Well-Being

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.

ECONOMIC
Well-Being

Sunlight is free! Cooking fuel costs money. Families can direct their savings to pressing needs. Some even use the oven to produce supplemental income!

Environmental
Well-Being

Burning wood or charcoal for cooking fires creates environmental problems in a community. A free, clean fuel source has many ripple effects.

Spiritual
Well-Being

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

BY THE NUMBERS

Ovens Delivered

COUNTRIES WE SERVE

VIM Mission Trips

YEARS IN MISSION

BUILD SOLAR OVENS

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.

Brooklyn Team at Raymond May 16, 2019

Volunteer and Make an Impact

Give the gift of empowered change

WHAT’S NEW

Hiring SOP Director–Deadline Extended

If you may be called and qualified to promote well-being through solar cooking in a Methodist ministry--or you know someone who may be--here is some information you must see. Open until filled, but don't delay or it might be too late! SOP Director's Job Description as...

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Hiring sop director–apply by sept 15

Might you be called to serve as the next director of the Solar Oven Partners ministry? Click below to see if this is right for you or someone you know. SOP Director's Job Description as of 08-05-2022

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VOLUNTEER STORIES

Building Ovens with Cleo and the Navajo Nation!

Building Ovens with Cleo and the Navajo Nation!

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...

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