The Energy project focuses on providing stoves to widows and students. Most women in the village cook on three stones with some firewood, causing significant amounts of smoke which is dangerous for health. Therefore, Shillohcare provides safer systems made of bricks, sand and cement instead of stones. Gas cookers would also provide less smoke, but they are too expensive to purchase since gas is too expensive to buy regularly.

Besides providing these stoves, ShillohCare is educating women on how to safely use these systems. The first training round has already been finished, where one skilled widow explained and practice the correct usage with five other women. Now those women will reach out and spread their knowledge again. This scheme will continue until every woman in Koru knows how to cook safely, how to protect her health and one of her children.

This initiative is a pilot project, to see if information is carefully pased on to other widows. Besides that, this approach eliminates costs, leaving ShillohCare to focus on raising funds for the stoves instead of investing in a teacher. A stoves is approximately €90. At this moment, ShillohCare aims to provide 10 cookers to 10 deliberately selected homes. Therefore, the costs for this goal will be around €900.


SCF will strive to ensure that widows have easy access to expertise that may, otherwise, be beyond their reach thereby creating their own economic stability.


Supporting widows by providing life transition resources and immediate network connections. Facilitating the healing process and allowing for rebuilding and re-engaging in life and society.

Residential care

This will be organized for the healthy elderly who can no longer manage to independently live in their own homes, hence taken into our care home.

Pro Bono

Engage mostly pro bono services of National experts to provide medical, legal and financial advice using practical workshops and conferences.

Mental health

Provide formal and vocational, counselling and emotional well-being as well as moral and spiritual discipleship.

Living standards

Improve the living standards of widows through social and economic empowerment – skill based training


Work towards environmental regeneration, conserving clean water and promoting sanitation.


Help create/find market for produce/knowledge – once they are established in their areas of skills.

Cooking at the Primary School in Koru

10 Jun 2020

The Energy project of ShillohCare focuses both on stoves at homes and schools...

Medical Screenings & Movement Courses

10 Jun 2020

Currently, ShillohCare is able to provide medical screenings of approximately 130...

Cooking Stoves Pilot Program

10 Jun 2020

Significant health problems are caused to many women due to cooking on three stoves with wood...

Sexual and Reproductive Health Education & Care

10 Jun 2020

Females, including married women, widows but especially adolescent girls, need access to and...

New Toilets For St. John Koru Primary School

10 Jun 2020

Janvier and John were shocked when visiting St. Johns Koru Primary School and seeing the sanitary...