According to a recent New York Times article “… ailments related to smoke from cooking, including cataracts, heart disease and respiratory ailments that, in many countries, kill more people than malaria, H.I.V. and tuberculosis combined. Worldwide, close to 4 million people die prematurely each year from ailments linked to air pollution from cooking, according to the World Health Organization.”

We are ask for your help to make a healthier work environment for Norah Sithole and all the “lunch moms” at our partner schools. These amazing women wake up at four in the morning, walk a long distance to school, harvest wood, and start a fire, which needs to burn throughout the morning to cook the daily pap meal (maize). We would like help them by supplying propane tanks and burners. By improving the conditions of their kitchens we can help these women spend more time with their family and less time hauling wood, standing over large fires, and inhaling smoke. With your donation we can give back to these dedicated women and give them a healthy work environment where they are celebrated for their hard work and dedication to the school.

Below you can see examples of the kitchens we typically see at the rural South African schools.

The lunch moms, the school children, and A Spring of Hope thank you for your contribution!

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