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BURN | Life. Saving. Stoves.
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
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BURN is revolutionizing the cookstove sector in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Our commercial model is saving lives and forests, and, for our customers, millions of dollars every year.

Burn is revolutionizing the cookstove sector in sub-Saharan Africa.

Our commercial model is saving lives and forests, and, for our customers, millions of dollars.

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BURN is honored to win this year’s Ashden Clean Energy for Women and Girls Award. We are thrilled to have our work recognized by The Ashden International Awards, the world’s leading green energy awards.
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Life.

Life.

Life.

Our mission is to make clean-energy products that improve the lives of our customers, employees and all living creatures.
Saving.

Saving.

Saving.

Since late 2013, we have sold over 60,000 stoves. These stoves have changed the lives of 300,000 people, saving them over $8 million.
Stoves.

Stoves.

STOVES.

Our goal is to provide clean cooking solutions to the 900 million people – 1.8 billion by 2050 – of Sub-Saharan Africa.

THE CHALLENGE.

Traditional cooking methods are bankrupting families, killing people and destroying forests in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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OUR SOLUTION.

Locally manufacture a cookstove that people love, saves them $150-300/year, improves their health and offer a payback period of only 2-3 months.

BURN is the first cookstove company in the world to receive investment from Acumen Fund, General Electric and the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Why?

HOUSEHOLD ECONOMICS

HOUSEHOLD ECONOMICS

ENVIRONMENT

ENVIRONMENT

HEALTH

HEALTH

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

What does it take to get a clean cookstove to a woman like Teresia Wanjogo?

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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.
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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.
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Our 5 person testing team conducts emissions and performance testing in the US and field testing in Kenya.
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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.
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Our 19 person Sales & Marketing team works with our network of over 180 distributors to bring clean cooking solutions to our customers.
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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.

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63000

STOVES SOLD

4.3

TONS OF WOOD SAVED PER HOUSEHOLD

$189

OF HOUSEHOLD SAVINGS PER YEAR

407

JOBS CREATED

Our Partners

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