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Letter from Michael

Letter from Michael

A letter from Michael Boylson to a friend in India: We are working here in Brasília, the capital of Brazil, on a grant from the Rotary Club, trying to show poor people here how to substantially reduce their cost of fuel for cooking. (Brasília is in the center of...

Update from Brazil

Dear Friends, everything is OK only very hectic! Michael has been inventing, with the help of one of our students who is a metalworker, a better and far more cheaper way to make the Rocket Stove. Now he is putting together a booklet with illustrations. He also ordered...

São Sebastião

São Sebastião

Staff and Students at São Sebastião After our first three workshops I came to the conclusion that there is no need for a 5-day workshop, two and a half day are more than sufficient. I suppose it is because I speak Portuguese fluently and communicate easily with the...

On the Move

I just heard from Maria do Carmo that a big group of people in Planaltina, want us to give a demonstration for them today! It will not be a workshop, but whomever wants can join our workshop on Monday at Fercal.Well, we went for that great demonstrations and....nobody...

Aguas Lindas

Monday morning very early, a Rotarian Federal Police Officer came to pick us up and take us on an incredibly busy road to Aguas Lindas, which took us a 1 1/2 hour ride. The poverty there is inimaginable for us in the United States, most of the streets are unpaved and...

First Graduates

First Graduates

On Friday 8/8 we graduated our first class of 18 students of the Integrated Solar Cooking Method! The previous days we had our lunches cooked by the sun. The women were very happy and grateful, I was almost suffocated by the hugs and had to sign all the teacher’s...

Finishing up first workshop

Finishing up first workshop

We are almost at the end of our first week workshop, I admit we still had to learn how to stitch everything together, I forgot how different things are in Brazil! For instance some of the women were absent after the two first days, when I asked why I was told that...

Workshops

Workshops

Hello everyone, we’ll send some more pictures soon. Our workshop is going well, yesterday the students (all adult women) made 2 Solar Cookers, it took just 1 hour to make one. Before yesterday we made a Rocket Stove out of an oil can. It works very well and all our...

First meetings in Brazil

First meetings in Brazil

Since we arrived in Brasília, with our mountain of luggage, we have been on a roller coaster of activities! The next day we already had a lunch with our Host Club and representants of the college UPIS.< The President of RC Cinco de Dezembro received our little banner...

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