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Revolutionising the cookstove sector in East Africa

The Problem

Many households rely upon traditional cookstoves or open flames for cooking and heating. These methods are cost-intensive, create toxic exhaust, and contribute to deforestation and other environmental impacts.

The Solution

Burn locally manufactures cookstoves that use half as much charcoal or firewood and significantly reduce carbon emissions. Customers save on average $150-300/year, improve their health and are offered a payback period of 2-3  months.

The Impact

To date, Burn has reached over 2.1 million people who have used the stoves to lower carbon emissions and save more than $130 million through reduced fuel consumption, that’s over 1.4 million tons of wood. Burn currently employs 230+ people, over half of whom are women.



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a social business dollar can be invested over and over again”

Prof. Muhammad Yunus