BURN Cookstoves Kenya


Registry: Gold Standard


Project ID: 5642

BURN Manufacturing designs, produces, and distributes Africa’s most efficient cooking stoves. Launched in 2013, BURN employs more than 600 people (mostly women) and has distributed more than 1.2 million stoves.

This project enables more families in rural Kenya to cook with cleaner cookstoves. Rural families in this region typically spend significant resources gathering firewood and charcoal for cooking on open and inefficient fires, creating indoor air pollution which leads to respiratory disease. This practice puts pressure on local forests and increases greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

By investing in BURN, you subsidize the purchase price of the cookstoves, making them more accessible to communities across Kenya.

Project Type

Energy Efficiency - Clean Cookstoves

Location

Kenya

UN Sustainability Goals

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, goal number 1, No Poverty.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, goal number 2, Zero Hunger.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, goal number 3, Good Health and Well-being.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, goal number 4, Quality Education.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, goal number 5, Gender Equality.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, goal number 7, Affordable and Clean Energy.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, goal number 8, Decent Work and Economic Growth.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, goal number 11, Sustainable Cities and Communities.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, goal number 13, Climate Action.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, goal number 15, Life on Land.

How it reduces emissions

This project reduces emissions by subsidizing the cost of high efficiency cookstoves. Use of these stoves reduces firewood and coal consumption thus reducing the emission of GHGs. The project is responsible for reducing over 900,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) annually.


Co-Benefits

  • Improves air quality, reducing respiratory disease
  • Improves household access to clean energy services
  • Reduces the burden of firewood collection on women and girls, giving them time to pursue other important ventures such as education
  • Reduces deforestation and pressure on local forest ecosystems
  • Reduces fuel expenditure for poor households
  • Provides hundreds of employment opportunities
  • Reduces fuel consumption by up to 45% and cooking time by up to 50%

The BURN Cookstoves project enables families in rural Kenya to cook food using cleaner, more efficient cook stoves, leading to less charcoal usage.

BURN manufactures and distributes the market-leading ‘Jikokoa’ stove locally and to multiple countries in Africa, employing more than 600 people in sales, manufacturing and distribution.

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