Mud Stoves

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by caitlin welch

Benson Banda works at Tikondane Community Centre in the Eastern Province of Zambia. His job is to install mud stoves throughout the villages of Katete and to teach local villagers about the importance of looking after local flora and fauna. Mud Stoves are being created in an effort to save trees as only small pieces of fire wood are required for cooking with them. The stoves take over a week to make, combining different clays, sands, ashes and termite mounds. First, the base is made of mud bricks and then outer layer of the stove is hand moulded by Benson.

Location: Mtaya, Katete, Eastern Province of Zambia, Africa


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