m.o. Partners founder, Kari Hayden, recently had the opportunity to attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting for 2013 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland (find out about her experience here). While there, Kari had an exciting Wonderbag Dinner with Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Team.
What is a Wonderbag, you ask?
A Wonderbag [by Natural Balance] is an insulated bag in which people can cook anything from meaty stews or vegetable curries to simple rice and soups. You heat up your pot of food on the stove, kick-starting the cooking process, and then place it in the Wonderbag.
Wonderbag’s clever insulating properties allow food that has been brought to the boil to finish cooking while in the bag without the use of additional energy. So, families can cook appetising hot meals, while saving energy – and money. It also means less time tending cooking food – time that can be better spent looking after children, earning an income or doing essential chores.
Wonderbags are more than just a means of cooking. Wonderbags contribute to positive change around the world. Focused in South Africa, Wonderbags help protect the environment, reduce poverty, and ease unemployment. “Research shows that when families use a Wonderbag regularly, it can reduce CO2 emissions by 0.5 carbon tonnes per home, per year.” Additionally, Wonderbags can save families up to 30% on fuel per family, and their production and dispersion have the potential to create thousands of jobs.
Kari was able to experience Wonderbag cooking first hand while in Davos for the World Economic Forum Annual Conference. She and the Grameen Team had the chance to see it in action.
Here are some photos from the dinner: