Bridging the HomeStove to commercial viability in East Africa: Unlocking profitability and driving replication
The BioLite HomeStove is an ultra-clean, biomass fan cookstove that reduces smoke by 90% and fuel by 50%. The stove also generates electricity from the flame to charge mobile phones and LED lights. The project propose to launch a creditenabled, scalable distribution partnership in Uganda and Kenya with Greenlight Planet and Equity Bank. The channel aims to retail 40,000 HomeStoves by mid-2017 and to develop an operating model for commercial investment.
Project code: REG10039
Project Type: Scale up
Location of Implementation: Uganda and Kenya
Duration (months): 23
Organization: BioLite, Inc.
Type of Organization: Private company
Project Office: 65 Jay Street, Floor 4 Brooklyn, NY USA
Project implementation address: Bandali Rise 29B, Bugolobi, Kampala, Uganda
Country of lead applicant: United States