Due to the increasing population of Arba Minch town the need of firewood becomes more pressing, the transport distances increase so that even small bushes are collected and burned. Firewood becomes more and more expensive. An AMSI solar cooker is about as expensive as the firewood it can save within one year.
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Where the forest has been destroyed heavy rain may wash the fertile soil away destroying the country and the living conditions forever.
Due to the increasing demand of firewood more and more trees from the surrounding are ending up as firewood on the market places. This leads to a dramatically increase of deforestation and erosion. Destroying the basis of living for all following generations in this beautiful and extremely sunny region of the world.