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

Sector: Cookstoves

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


Status: ongoing