“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

Martin Luther King, Jr

Friday, February 6, 2009

Stoves For Darfur

Spencer Brodsky is your typical teenager with girlfriends and parties and school. Except Spencer is doing something most teens do not think about; he is raising awareness about the dangers women in Darfur face every day while looking for firewood to cook for their families. Women are sometimes gone 7 hours foraging for firewood in a country where wood is scarce. They are attacked more often than not.
Spencer compares Darfur to the Holocaust and believes his peers should not stand for this in their lifetime. He learned about the violence and decided to act by raising money for fuel efficient stoves so the women of Darfur would not have to gather firewood as often, keeping them with their families instead.
The stoves cost $30 a piece and Spencer has raised enough money to buy 420 stoves. The project is a joint effort between Brodsky and CHF International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the economic conditions of people in some of the most troubled regions of the world.

This is a story I heard about one night while watching the news and I was so impressed by the action of one teenaged boy who took it upon himself to find an easy alternative for these women. Sometimes something so simple can make such a huge difference. You can donate here. I know I have

2 comments:

Relax Max said...

What an inspiring story! I will go to the link and see about donating something.

ettarose said...

Finally something simple to help these women. Thanks Relax Max!

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