THE WONDERBAG JOURNEY
Growing up in rural Africa instills something unique in the soul - it sometimes becomes a calling. My childhood inspired my life’s work to empower women living below the poverty line. I spent many of my school years challenging Apartheid and working to create projects, NGOs and even a political party to help local communities create thriving businesses to support themselves. Still, I craved more.
I had a “light bulb” moment in 2008 during one of our common rolling power outages. I remembered my grandmother taking pots off the stove and wrapping them in furniture cushions and blankets to keep the food cooking. I thought this age-old retained heat cooking method could be used around the world to help eliminate the need for electricity or fuel. I started experimenting, and the first Wonderbag was born.
I created the Wonderbag to ease the impact of health, socioeconomic and environmental problems facing Africa and developing countries. The Wonderbag, simply put, enhances rural women’s quality of life by drastically reducing time spent cooking. These women now need much less wood to feed their cooking fires, eliminating many hours spent inhaling toxic fumes. Because the time required for collecting firewood is also reduced, children, especially girls, have more free time to return to school.
I have traveled across countries and continents, meeting leaders, dignitaries, and captains of industry to share the Wonderbag story. We have distributed over 700,000 Wonderbags globally, but my journey has just begun.
I am so excited to share the Wonderbag with you and to introduce you to the Wonderbag way of cooking. I can’t thank you enough for helping another woman in need with your purchase. I invite you to visit our website and social communities to follow our giving trips, share your Wonderbag recipes and adventures, and keep in touch with us:
All my love,
"One of the greatest innovations of the 21st century” " — Kathy Calvin, President & CEO, United Nations Foundation
"“The Wonderbag Will Change The Way You Slow-Cook Forever " — The Huffington Post
"“This Fall’s Must-Have Tailgating Accessory” — Sports Illustrated
“Before too long, you’ll find one nestling in the kitchens of Orlando Bloom, Leonardo di Caprio and every other celebrity with eco-credentials” — Mail Online
A WonderFeast is a catalyst for communities to come together to learn about life saving opportunities. We cook a wholesome meal and demonstrate how the Wonderbag works. After the demonstration, everyone gets to share a meal. Not only do we highlight the Wonderbag, we bring together leaders in the community to discuss other challenges and opportunities within the community.
Our mission is simple: to economically empower women and girls across the world by addressing the critical daily challenges of time poverty, self worth and cleaner, healthier cooking. We are about finding, supporting and innovating culturally relevant solutions to life's challenges for communities around the world.