Brick Oven Health and Food Preparation Project

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Brick Oven Health and Food Preparation Project
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Country: Paraguay
Volunteer(s) Name: L DeGrush
Volunteer(s) Homestate: New_York
Funds community contributed: $792
Percentage community contributed: 26%
Funds needed were: $2224.60
Funds requested were: $2224.60
PPCP #: 526-190
Year of project approval: 2009
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Projects started in Paraguay 2009 (6).
Ahecha Paraguay Photography Exhibition, Brick Oven Health and Food Preparation Project, School Bathroom Project, Securing Our Environment, Small Scale Poultry Management, Vida Sana: Stoves, Latrines and Sinks
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Other Projects in Paraguay (8).
Ahecha Paraguay Photography Exhibition, Brick Oven Health and Food Preparation Project, Paraguay Program for Technical and Financial Support 2009, School Bathroom Project, Securing Our Environment, Small Scale Poultry Management, Vida Sana: Stoves, Latrines and Sinks, Young Paraguayan Women's Scholarship Project
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Info about the Brick Oven Health and Food Preparation Project

A local women’s committee in a community in Paraguay aims to improve their health standards by means of better methods of food preparation of local main crops, garden vegetables and fruits already available. They are concerned about the health damages of continually cooking over floor-fires where smoke is inhaled and food is often fried. In order to reach their goal the women’s committee plans to construct 22 brick ovens, locally called “fogones”, for the members and one community brick oven for instructional purposes and community food product sales. The brick ovens include iron-plates for cooking various pots simultaneously, chimneys to eliminate smoke-inhalation, raised fire surfaces to prevent endangering animals and small children and ovens for baking instead of continually frying foods.

To ensure the sustainability of the brick ovens the members of the women’s committee agreed to plant and care for ten trees per each member and at least ten more for the community. They also plan to meet and have classes on brick oven uses and healthier recipes. The women’s committee plan to construct brick ovens, work on healthier cooking and plant trees is a promising solution to the community’s health and food preparation concerns.

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