Working with Wonderbags

Working with Wonderbags

Julienne Niyoyankunze prepares rice with her new Wonderbag. She says that by cooking with it she spends only half of the amount of firewood than before.
Julienne Niyoyankunze prepares rice with her new Wonderbag. She says that by cooking with it she spends only half of the amount of firewood than before. Source: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Website

While Caroline was in Uganda she met with Julia West – wife of the British Ambassador Peter West who is overseeing distribution of Wonderbags in Uganda.

Wondering what a Wonderbags is and how it works?

Read this Red Cross report to find out how they has helped Refugees in Rwanda.

How will CRESS use Wonderbags?

Jeska CRESS Education Coordinator and Yango Yunia CRESS Agriculture Facilitator will have a demonstration from Wonderbag. With their new found knowledge they will be able to teach the women in our agriculture groups. These groups will have one per group – cook a meal and then different women will take it home each time.

The use of Wonderbags will save time as they will only need to cook once a day and save firewood making the process more sustainable. Cooking with the Wonderbag also helps save nutrition components, so it makes the food healthier, too.

Watch this space

We will keep you up-to-date on progress with this project.
We are currently waiting to hear when our two lead women can go to a demonstration.