BURN Manufacturing, Local Modern Manufacturing of Clean Burning Cook stoves in East Africa
BURN design, manufacture, and sell clean burning cook stoves, the jikokoaTM. The project aims to fully manufacture the stoves in Kenya thereby reducing the cost of each stove and bringing BURN to commercial viability. BURN intends to become net income positive during the second phase of the project by selling over 9000 stoves a month.
The stove is sold through a number of innovative distribution channels, including a majority of the Kenyan supermarkets as well as being the first cook stove sold through Equity Bank. BURN implements Sub-Saharan Africa’s first SMS-based paperless carbon offset registration system that allows users to voluntarily register a one-year warranty as well as providing a unique platform for after-sales interaction.
Project code: REG610
Project type: Scale Up
Sector: Cook stoves
Location of Implementation: Kenya and South Africa
Duration (months): 12
Organization: Burn Manufacturing Co.
Type of Organization: Private Company
Project implementation address: 10 Go DownNew Horizons Industrial Park, Ruiru, Kenya
Country of lead applicant: United States