1771 ED Wieringerwerf,
E-mail: (nameatendofline)@xs4all.nl : bakensverzet
Incorporating innovative social, financial, economic, local administrative and productive structures, numerous renewable energy applications, with an important role for women in poverty alleviation in rural and poor urban environments.
"Money is not the key that opens the gates of the market but the bolt that bars them"
Gesell, Silvio The Natural Economic Order
Revised English edition, Peter Owen, London 1958, page 228
03.04 Domestic cooking facilities.
Cooking is the most energy intensive activity in the project area. Energy comes mostly from (bio-mass sources, especially wood.) Large parts of meagre family incomes are often spent on wood and charcoal for cooking. The wood comes from further and further away. Its unsustainable use leads to de-forestation and erosion. Moreover, traditional cooking methods are usually inefficient. The project therefore introduces highly efficient stoves. They will be locally manufactured within local currency LETS systems. Bio-mass needed to fuel the stoves will also be locally produced and treated, without limiting the local production of natural fertilisers from local agricultural production. Locally manufactured solar cookers will also be introduced where daytime cooking does not contrast with local customs.
(Description of current methods for cooking, materials used, costs)
Cooking is currently done by (description of facilities). Fuel for cooking comes from (description of fuels used). Each family typically uses (amount) kg. per day ((amount) kg per year) of (fuels used). The typical cost of this fuel is (amount) per (unit of weight) month, which is on an average ( %) of the family income. The total consumption of (fuel) in the project area with (number thousand families. It therefore amounts to (number) m3 of (fuel) per year, at a global cost of Euro (amount).
An important part of all (loan) repayments and expenditure under this project will be funded by introducing energy efficient stoves and growing bio-mass for fuel.
The gypsum composite production units will also manufacture energy efficient stoves. The stoves will be made for pot sizes commonly used in the community. Each family may buy as many stoves as it needs. The stoves will burn most kinds of fuel though the preferred fuel will be mini-briquettes hand pressed by individual homeowners or made by local tradesmen. Some crops will be sustainably grown for use as fuel. They will then be mixed with straw, twigs, leaves, dung and other available materials without reducing the amount of fertilisers normally used for agriculture.
Solar cookers may also be made under the LETS systems using gypsum composite components, where daytime cooking is not in conflict with local customs