allen lumley wrote:
As F. Styles says what are the local resources, not much !
For over 50 Years NGOs have failed
to meet Those peoples needs! For 50+ years Waves of NGOs have shown up with 1st World Technology, that can not be duplicated in 3rd world counties. Result failure!
Often a team of 1st World experts is brought in to teach a core of Indigenous people how to run a small metal bending shop to make stoves
supporting the local population with locally produced products, that are superior to the traditional 3-rock
fire! The goal here is to sell these units and thus also provide JOBs for a percent of the local population !
Often subsequent failures of these Grand Schemes are related to 1) lack of Training on correct use of this cooking unit, or, 2) The newly trained craftsmen who see
''their job'' as simply turning out more and more stoves gradually disregarding Quality control for the production quota they see as their goal to line their pockets .
The most common end result for the House wife is the eventual failure of their Rocket, The NGO is long gone at this point the housewife berates the local craftsmen,
and tells her friends that the cost of the Rocket stove is not worth the long term gain ! Result is often the return to the 3-rock fire still used by 40% of the worlds
This cycle has been repeated again and again for over 50 years world wide. The few long term successes are where a local housewife was individually taught to make
her own Rocket Stove - - - - Because she was taught to make her own R. S. she knows exactly how to fix it - For this reason it is truly better if the stoves are made
out of Adobe or Cob, These materials Clay Sand and some straw are available world wide !