In case you forgot the crisis in Darfur continues. One of the major risks for women in refugee camps is cooking. That’s right cooking!! They are exposed to rape and violence when they are out collecting firewood for their traditional three stone stoves. They have to collect firewood often because the stoves are so inefficient. Enter good ol’ fashioned American ingenuity.

KQED’s Quest has a video of the incredible story of the Darfur Stoves Project. You can download or watch the video online through the Quest site. It’s less than ten minutes long. It’s stories like these that continue to give me hope for the future of our world. I’m amazed when the best minds we have put their skills, creativity and imagination into projects that can have such a huge impact.

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