|HotPotsTM Aid Flood Victims In Tabasco, Mexico|
by Richard Stolz
Last November, one of the worst floods in Mexico’s history ravaged the southern state of Tabasco, displacing hundreds of thousands of residents for several weeks. In addition to the devastation caused to homes, the floods knocked out Tabasco’s electricity and gas distribution plant. As a result, even after flood waters had receded, many residents had no means of cooking food, particularly when firewood was unavailable. In response, two of SHE Inc.’s partner organizations in Mexico, the Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature (MFCN) and International Logistics Solutions (ILS), made available 400 HotPot solar ovens to flood victims. (ILS manufactures HotPots in Mexico.)
Video footage showing HotPots being put to work in Tabasco can be viewed on YouTube via this link.
"Victims of floodwaters" photo by Manuel Contreras, Tabasco, Mexico (left)
"New users of the HotPots" photo by Manuel Contreras, Tabasco, Mexico (right)