School: St. Elizabeth Academy Girls High school, Karen
Challenge: Paraffin (Kerosene) is a widely used fuel for cooking in Kenya. It’s however expensive, has a low burning temperature and emits a lot of toxic fumes.
Solution: To address this the girls from St. Elizabeth has produced a Paraffin Pressure Cooker, in which additional air is added to the burning process with a foot-pump. This ingenious invention increases the combustion rate of the fuel, causing a warmer flame as well as decreasing the toxic fumes!
15 Paraffin Pressure Cookers have already been ordered, as well as a special Paraffin Pressure Cooker for making chapati at the school.