Vision of Juma Bakari
For almost half of the world’s population, cooking outdoors on an open fire is not a choice but a necessity due the expense, unavailability or difficulty of securing natural gas or electricity.
The majority of the population depends on woodfuels for cooking and other domestic uses, but the rate of consumption far exceeds how quickly it can be replenished. Many women are dependent on natural resources for their livelihood because they have a responsibility to secure fresh drinking water, food from gardens and firewood for cooking.
Climate change impacts may increase women’s workload or make their jobs harder to achieve. My favorite picture is the one that shows a woman carrying Firewood on her back showing how climate change burdens Women.