Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Grilling is For Fun in the U.S. but Outdoor Cooking Can Be Critical in Other Countries.

My son, Eli, in the Peace Corps in Panama
Thanks to everyone. They made the full amount and are starting on the outdoor stoves. Bless those who help others. 

When my youngest son graduated in Environmental, he decided he wanted to start off with service to the Peace Corps which helps people in other nations. While we may think we are disadvantaged in the United States, that often means that we can't pay for HBO and such. In other places, getting enough food becomes critical.

Coming from a barbecue family, he wanted to try out some cooking and grilling. His options were a camp stove with a gas can if someone carried in the gas and an open fire which is hard on resources in the Rain Forest.

Villagers got together and voted on a project they'd support. Each family will need to donate $30 themselves, and that is HUGE there. The rest of the money will come from generous people who want to help out to make these ovens for the village . . .

Here is a Panamanian Outdoor Stove in Progress

This project will open up the door to so many more food options and also help save Rain Forest resources. I know it will make a huge difference, because I visited. The food was fabulous but only made on top of gas burners. I can only imagine how much they could do with these outdoor cooking ovens.

My son got Dengay ("broken bone" disease caused by a mosquito biting) and a few other things, and he's over half through his tour of two years and three months. This is his big project. Since he's lost 40 pounds, I'm sure he will loved to have some foods baked as well. The villagers live this life every day.

I would not that my son's village was very hospitable, friendly, and happy. Things were a lot more relaxed. Still, food is food, and we all need that. Help out by clicking below if you can. You do not have to give the amounts listed. There is a click to just give a few bucks to help out. Every little bit help. Thanks - The Barbecue Master and her Peace Corps Son

Help Build Some Outdoor Stoves So the Village Has More Nutritional Options and Has Less of an Impact on the Rain Forest

Every Dollar Makes a Huge Difference in a Rural Village of Around 100 People.

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