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Sun Buckets - Cook with the sun

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Sun Buckets - Cook with the sun, even at night.

Sun Buckets is a social business that develops portable cookstoves that store the sun's energy, making cooking easier and more affordable for off-grid families around the world.

For more than 3 billion people on our planet, cooking is very expensive - purchasing solid fuels like charcoal can eat up more than a quarter of a family's income, and the time-consuming job of collecting free fuel, like wood and animal waste, keeps women from paid work and children out of school. Not only is cooking expensive, it's also dangerous.

Designed for people - Easy to use, day or night

We don't believe in asking you to change your cooking traditions and preferences to match our product; we believe in designing a product that easily slips into your life. Anything that you can make on a traditional stove or grill, you can make on a Sun Bucket.

A sustainable solution - High temperatures without fuel, fire, or emissions

A Sun Bucket is "charged" in the sun, and in about an hour is ready to cook. Need to wait a few hours and make dinner after the sun has set? No problem! Just put a lid on it and store the energy. Sun Buckets are ready when you are. While the inside of the Sun Bucket is blazing hot, the outside is cool to the touch, letting you carry your bucket of energy wherever you need to go.

Our cooking community - Off-grid in the U.S., Haiti, and Kenya

Families in the Navajo Nation, USA, Les Cayes, Haiti, Kakuma, Kenya, and Hargeisa, Somaliland are cooking with Sun Buckets, and we are expanding our global cooking community!

And that’s where you come in - Help us grow

We are fabricating more Sun Buckets for those who desperately need better cooking alternatives. We are developing our second-generation prototype for expanded testing in refugee camps and conflict regions, with:

- More energy storage
- Improved insulation
- Locking safety lid 
- Lower cost

For the holidays, consider giving gifts to Sun Buckets on behalf of those on your shopping list. Your contribution helps those who are energy impoverished escape the tragic consequences of the Global Cooking Crisis.

Special thanks to our partners who have already helped us get to this point! 

Thanks for your support and stay tuned for updates as we work to make this happen! For more information visit our website and Facebook  page.

Organizer and beneficiary

Sun Buckets Inc.
Urbana, IL
James Bruce Elliott-Litchfield

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