According to tests conducted by Berkeley Air and the University of Nairobi, the jikokoa reduces PM2.5 emissions by 65% as compared to the ‘improved ceramic jiko.’
In terms of PM2.5 emissions the jikokoa is ranked as a ISO/IWA Tier 4 stove. This is the highest ranking available and is in the same class as LPG and Natural Gas stoves.
An Acumen Fund survey of jikokoa customers reported meaningful health benefits including a 54% reduction in sick days per household. 89% of customers attributed increased health benefits to less smoke in the house.