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Saturday, January 04, 2014

Wonderbag Portable Slow Cooker

Once in awhile I see something that I would like to share, that doesn't fit in with this sewing blog or my reading blog so I usually skip it. Today however, I just saw something unique that readers might be interested in checking out and felt compelled to share. It is called the Wonderbag Portable Slow Cooker .  This reminds me of the things that they talked about with the Y2K scare as a way to cook without using precious fuel.

Basically  you chop your food up, bring it up to boiling and then put it in this Wonderbag, and it continues to cook for hours in an insulated bag that retains the heat from the initial bringing the contains up to boiling. Other that the stove to bring the food to the temperature for cooking, it uses no fuel, no electric plugs, nothing. Greatly economical to use.

The most interesting part of all this, I thought, is if you buy one for yourself another is donated to a family in Africa so that they can use it for cooking and thus save precious and expensive wood for cooking. When I see on PBS specials what many African women go through daily to gather fuel, water and prep food, this would be more marvelous than anything they could imagine. My heart for several years now has gone out to third world women and their need to help support their families. Ten per cent of  the profits from out store, Moonwishes Sewing and Crafts, goes to help women learn to sew and make crafts and be able to support their families other than by prostitution. I also collect embroidery supplies that I pass on to a missionary friend in the Congo that helps women in her area learn to embroider so they can sell their creations, also yet again to learn that they do have skills and talents above prostitution. This Wonderbag is yet another way for these women to support themselves and ease their financial situation.

I urge you to check this out, research it, ask questions of those who have bought one (I haven't, I only just saw it advertised a few minutes ago) and see if this is something you would like to have and use to also help support women in Africa. Crafting provides a world wide bond among women, and what better way to show your additional support for your sisters around the world than to help ease their financial burdens?

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