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Wonder Bag

Simple eco-friendly invention

When asked how the feeding scheme at St Joseph’s parish could be improved – in both economy and efficiency – the parishioners who do the cooking were unanimous: ‘a supply of Wonderbags’.

Designed in South Africa by an eco-entrepreneur and a poverty activist, the Wonderbag is a slow-cooker that works without electricity.

Food is placed in a pot and brought to the boil. The pot is then transferred to the insulated Wonderbag where it continues to cook slowly and keep food warm until it is eaten.

Imagine what a difference this makes to poverty stricken rural women who would otherwise have to collect wood and build a fire – or use a hazardous paraffin stove.

DonateEven in areas wher there is electricity, people can't afford it. And the power regularly goes down due to a crisis in our country's supply system.

Wonderbags would be ideal at our feeding projects on the Missions, which supply meals to children in schools and care centres, to the sick and the frail elderly.

Please will you donate a Wonderbag for the Missions?

Priced at around R500 (including delivery to distant, inaccessible areas), the Wonderbag will save much more than this over time in reduced fuel costs. And the savings can be used to buy more food to feed more people in need.

If enough people like you , support this project, we could even extend the supply of Wonderbags to orphaned child-headed households and others in great need.

So please will you make your donation online now?


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