What if you had less then a dollar a day to feed your family but couldn’t afford the wood to cook it? That is the reality of women living across Africa, but one couple, Tal and Terence, are dedicated to helping the problem. This Sunday, November 21 from 1 to 4 pm, they are spearheading a fundraiser for AMF-The Apron Project at a private Lake Hollywood residence with Iron Chef champion and Los Angeles restaurateur Neal Fraser (Los Angeles’ Grace and BLD). The cause is about raising money to bring 15 solar ovens to small villages in Africa, so that the families (primarily the women) don’t have to pay for firewood. The cost of each oven is $450 for the Large Solar Cooker for Family of ten and $250 Small Solar Cooker for Family of five.
Fraser will prepare a gourmet barbecue (as only Fraser can do), while attendees bid on silent auction items such as NFL autographed footballs, facials, clothes, jewelry and many more exciting items, as well as an open bar by Grey Goose Vodka. All the proceeds will go towards Tal and Terence bringing solar ovens to Africa in December.
AMF is the African Millennium Foundation — a strategic non-profit organization committed to the social and economic empowerment of the people of Africa, especially women. AMF seeks to target poverty, hunger and disease at its very root by providing African women and children with the necessary tools for achieving self-sufficiency. The Apron Project introduces solar ovens with related enterprises to the women of Mozambique. With the help of the ovens, families will save money and time while reducing smoke affects on health that occur when fires burn.
Solar ovens will also help build the economy because their use will allow families to generate income from baking cakes and frying up chicken to be sold in local markets. Most importantly, it will cut down the rape of women because there will no longer be a need to go out in the wilderness searching for wood, and therefore reduce the cases of AIDS.
With your help, many more can have a chance to change their lives and well as their children’s lives. Sunday, November 21, 2010 1-4pm. Tickets are $50 per person An open bar is provided by Grey Goose. Address will be provided with ticket purchase.