BURN: Efficient cookstoves in Kenya
The BURN Stoves project allows families in rural Kenya to cook food using cleaner, more efficient cook stoves, thereby consuming less charcoal. Communities typically use wood and charcoal to fuel open fires and inefficient cook stoves, creating indoor air pollution, releasing CO2 emissions and creating pressure on local forests. The Burn Stove Project manufactures and distributes the market-leading ‘Jikokoa’ stove locally, employing over 200 people in sales, manufacturing and distribution – 60% of whom are women.
The stove’s ‘natural draft’ technology reduces fuel consumption and cooking time by up to 50%, saving families up to $250 on fuel a year. In 2015, Burn’s innovative design was recognised by the internationally renowned Ashden sustainability awards.