Have you heard of the Wonderbag?

South Africa is a beautiful country, with beautiful people. This beautiful country is full of hardships and people with desperate situations. People have to get by on meager salaries, if they’re lucky enough to have a job, but the cost of living is very high. Add to that loadshedding and there is a surefire disaster waiting to happen.Cooking in a shack

There are many families in which the woman is the provider; families  that  have to survive on R50 per week. These families live in shacks and have to  cook their one meal for the day using burning wood inside their shacks.  This has resulted in 1000s of shack fires and people, kids too, suffering  from smoke inhalation.

This is what inspired Sarah Collins to develop something that will make  the lives of South African women easier. She developed an ingenious  product called the Wonderbag based on how her grandmother and the  San people used to cook. Her grandmother would wrap a pot in blankets  etc after it reached boiling point to preserve fuel on the farm. The San people would bury their pots underground to cook meals.

Watch the Sarah Collins story here:

This wonderbag has changed the lives of rural woman by allowing them more time to spend on cultivating fresh produce, they now only have to fetch wood once a week instead of daily and the children don’t have to inhale deadly fumes from cooking on an open fire inside their homes.

According to the website, the ‘Wonderbag is a simple but revolutionary, non-electric portable slow cooker. It continues to cook food which has been brought to the boil by conventional methods for up to 8 hours without the use of additional electricity or fuel.’Wonderbag

Not all of us have the ability to develop products like this to help improve quality of life, but you can help! For every Wonderbag sold a portion of the proceeds goes towards donating a Wonderbag to a family in need within a designated community in a developing country. Don’t wait any longer, buy your Wonderbag today!

Saskia Meintjes

Hyperactive, extremely realistic and addicted to reading can best describe me. Life is all about the good memories and sitting around will not create them.

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