Partner Spotlight: Burn Manufacturing

Charcoal consumption in Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to surge to 45 million tonnes per year by 2030 in response to rapid population growth and accelerated urbanization. BURN aims to cut this number in half by making their clean-burning stoves a staple across millions of urban households in Sub-Saharan Africa.

With a team of visionaries, designers, engineers, and builders, BURN has streamlined their entire value chain with the aim of maximizing the impact of their clean cooking solutions.

BURN’s most prominent cookstove- the jikokoa– is proven to reduce PM2.5 emissions by 65%, reduce the sick days of its customers by 54% per household, increase health benefits of 89% of its customers, cook 50% faster, and utilize 50% less charcoal as compared to the traditional ceramic jiko.

To date, the Nairobi-based company has sold over 235,008 stoves, facilitated household savings of $42 million per year, created 407 jobs, and saved 1.4 million tons of CO2 as well as 812,162 tons of wood.

“As a distributor, I have grown a lot of love for the jikokoa. I started out last year with only 30 jikokoas and no workforce. But as of now, Karlin has grown and we have employed 11 people. This is due to the steady flow of orders and demand. The jikokoa has all the attributes, design and pricing that gives the right package for our customers. The jikokoa sells itself!”

– Fred Gichuki, Karlin Company Ltd. – Thika, Kenya

For their amazing work in providing safe, efficient, and affordable clean energy solutions to urban populations, BURN was awarded the 2015 Ashden Clean Energy for Women and Girls Award, and they continue to innovate in the clean energy sector.

For further information please visit Burn Manufacturing website.