In Sudan's Darfur region, where violence and genocide are rampant, women risk their lives every day performing tasks as seemingly mundane as seeking out firewood.Click here on CNN.com to read full story.
But, from his suburban home, one Maryland teen has dedicated himself to making life a little safer for those women.
Spencer Brodsky, 17, learned about the violence and decided to raise money to purchase fuel-efficient stoves to send to Darfur. The stoves burn 75 percent less firewood.
Brodsky reasons that if he can do something to keep Sudanese women in the camps, this would decrease the likelihood of violence.
"We need to be able to benefit them in any way that we can so they don't have to be out as many times of their compound," he said.