Charcoal Burning in Haiti - Charcoal as Cooking Fuel

Charcoal Burning in Haiti - Charcoal as Cooking Fuel

Look at this photo, charcoal being burned, charcoal being used as cooking fuel in Haiti. This is how most trees in Haiti end up... ashes in someone's kitchen after a cooked meal.

There has to be an alternative... there are alternatives

Charcoal is Haiti's chief source of fuel and the #1 cause for deforestation and environmental disasters.

As long as Haitians continue to use charcoal for cooking deforestation will continue.

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Haiti: CHARBON Vs PROPANE (LPG) -- Based on my experience cooking with propane in Haiti, I truly believe it is more economical than cooking with charcoal. So why do Haitians continue to cook with charcoal?

Read: Cooking in Haiti: Why do Haitians still use Charcoal to cook instead of Propane (LPG)?

When I returned in Haiti almost three years ago, the very first decision I made was to BAN the use of charcoal (Charbon de Bois) from my house... No more chabon, not even for ironing clothes... So far, it's been successful in my house BUT... Can Haitians Ever DETACH themselves from charcoal as cooking fuel?

Read: Will Haitians Ever STOP using Charcoal as a Cooking Fuel?

Haiti: CHARBON Vs PROPANE -- Haitien telman abitye ak chabon dife, genyen nan yo ki panse chabon bay manje ki bon gou... Mwen fe yon experyans ap propane en Haiti, mwen panse li bokou pli ekonomik ke chabon... SO... Poukisa Haitien kontinye ap itilize chabon pou fe manje toujou?

Read: Charbon VS. Propane - Poukisa Haitien Itilize Chabon Pou Fè Manje Toujou?

Imagine a stove that burns 55% less charcoal, made in Haiti... The ideas needed change Haiti already exist somewhere out there. It is up to us, pitit peyi-a, to borrow these ideas and bring them home.

Read: Haiti Idea Factory - The stove that burns less charcoal

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