Burkina Faso, perhaps many people have not heard of this name. This is a country located in the West African continent. The earliest civilization can be traced back to the 9th century, which is equivalent to our Tang Dynasty.
Today, this country on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert, which is about the size of Guangxi, seems to have been forgotten by time. The United Nations defines it as the least developed country and the country with the lowest literacy rate in the world.
In Congosi, Burkina Faso, the land is desertified, and in the hot dry season, the grass is not born, the trees are defeated, and the situation is rampant.
What changes have the Hermes and Charity Foundation brought to this barren land? Today's Hermes Global Footprint will tell you the answer.
Hermes in Congusi
In recent decades, the desertification of Konguxi is very serious, and poverty is one of the main reasons. The residents of this land have lived in the wilderness for generations, and any dead leaves will not be let go.
Burkina Faso cooking is still the most primitive way, the simplest stones set the stove, the dead branches are the source of energy.
Smoke will enter the eyes of the cook,
Women, therefore, inhale more smoke
Unburned soot may blow onto the straw roof
Burning the house
Hermes and charity workers gathered the villagers in the square and planned to build an ecological stove for women. In this way, the wood material can be reduced by 50%.
The material used to make the stove is beyond imagination, a termite nest, some straw and manure, which are locally available at no extra cost. The women sang joyfully while stirring the material evenly, and it was like a holiday.
Dry-formed materials look a bit like clay products, and in fact, they are superior to ceramics in terms of thermal insulation and heat resistance.
Cooking on such a stove can eliminate the chore of women collecting firewood everywhere. Reducing the amount of wood means protecting the environment and treating the land well.
The staff members handed the women how to make this eco-furnace so that they and their descendants could benefit in the years to come.
In the first year, the operation was carried out in 54 villages. In the second year, there were 68 villages. This year, Hermès and Charity Foundation intend to promote it in at least 100 villages.
We will continue to improve
And bring changes through their own efforts
Local residents no longer need to get up early to boil water. As long as the kettle is placed on the stove at night, the lid can be used to keep warm, and no additional wood is added during the period.
This is also beneficial to the global environment.
Because carbon dioxide emissions have been reduced
The ozone layer is protected
In the future, a new sapling will grow on this land. Will the women who make the eco-fire oven know that during the years when many people worked hard to improve the global environment, they used to be a flashing footnote.