Mueni Saumu who lives in the informal settlement of Kawangware, 15km west of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, is transforming her life. A simple decision to use the innovative Jikokoa cookstove has provided her with something she could never have imagined: disposable income.
Since developing the initial design, BURN Manufacturing has attracted the support and attention of GE Africa, US Overseas Private Investment Corporation, US State Dept. Global Partnership Initiatives and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. In January 2014, these partners announced a joint financing of US$4 million to set up a manufacturing facility in Kenya with satellite assembly plants in Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.