We are a sustainable business that promotes achievable solutions to the most pressing challenges of our times: intractable poverty and climate change.
Our stoves reduce the health impacts of traditional cookstoves, help families save money on fuel and ultimately save one of our planet’s most precious commodities: its trees.
We take a user-centred approach to the design and development of our modern African cookstoves. In the next 5 years, we will graduate our customers from reliance on charcoal to cleaner fuel.
Kenya, Africa, cookstoves, stoves, improved cookstoves, energy-saving cookstoves, social enterprise
Our 4 person, expat and Kenyan market research team works with local cooks to ascertain their needs.
During the multi-year design process, the team works closely with both users and our US design team to test and improve numerous prototypes.
Our 12 person design team based in Kenya and Washington State designs and fabricates stove prototpyes and then optimizes them based on feedback from the lab and the consumer.
BURN is currently developing a number of revolutionary biomass and fossil fuel cooks for Sub Saharan Africa.
Our 5 person testing team conducts emissions and performance testing in the US and field testing in Kenya.
Our 50 person manufacturing team – half of whom are women – make a stove per minute in Sub-Saharan Africa’s first modern cook stove manufacturing facility.
Our 19 person Sales & Marketing team works with our network of over 180 distributors to bring clean cooking solutions to our customers.
Our innovative relationships with M-Kopa and Equity Bank – our two most successful microfinance distributors – allow consumers to purchase a jikokoa for only 40 cents/day (over 4 months). By investing in the jikokoa, they also make 50cents/day in fuel savings.
By Nimo Nyambura Pamoja Life a BURN cookstove distributor; prides itself in being Kenya’s number one ‘Rafiki’ (swahili for friend) when it comes to environmental matters. The company, in line with the ban on the use of plastic bags in Kenya;...