One half of the world cooks on open fires. Smoke from open fires leads to constant eye irritation, scarring and blindness. Particulates in smoke and other emissions irritate the lungs causing respiratory diseases. The danger of burns is real and thatched roof houses frequently catch fire, easily spreading throughout the camps and villages.
Where women and girls must walk great distances just to get water, that is often polluted and carrying diseases, Aid Africa builds sheltered springs; drills new wells close to villages; and repairs broken pumps, providing clean, accessible water.
Fruit, Fuel and More! Trees provide the branches needed for housing, the fruit necessary for a healthy diet, a spot of shade from the hot African sun, and the wood needed for cooking a family meal. They are essential for the health and shelter of these vulnerable people.