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Tabitha Kimani

30 w

Mukuru Clean Stoves

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Mukuru Clean Stoves is a local, women-led social enterprise that designs, produces and distributes improved, reliable, affordable and climate friendly cook stoves for low-income households in Kenya. “Mukuru Clean Stoves began as a solution to a problem that I had felt personally in my own life. Today, we have an opportunity to transform the lives of millions, with cheaper, safer and more sustainable cookstoves and fuels. It is a privilege to be recognised by The Earthshot Prize as we embark on the next step in our journey.” Founder & CEO, Charlot Magayi Growing up in Mukuru, one of Nairobi’s largest slums, for years Charlot Magayi sold charcoal for fuel. That charcoal was the cause of regular respiratory infections for her and her neighbors. Then, in 2012, her daughter was severely burnt by a charcoal-burning stove. Seeking a better solution, in 2017 she founded Mukuru Clean Stoves. Rather than burning dangerous solid fuels, Mukuru Clean Stoves use processed biomass made from charcoal, wood and sugarcane. This burns cleaner, creating 90 percent less pollution than an open fire and 70 percent less than a traditional cook stove. They are cheaper too, costing just $10 and halving ongoing fuel costs. Today, 200,000 people in Kenya use Mukuru Clean Stoves, saving $10 million in fuel costs and saving lives too. In rural areas, where young girls often spend three hours a day collecting firewood, they also save precious time. A female-founded business with mostly female staff and distribution agents, Mukuru is empowering women to make a living by making a difference. Magayi plans to create an even cleaner stove that burns ethanol.  In three years, she hopes to reach one million customers. In ten years, she plans to reach ten million people all over Africa.

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  • Timothy Ndegwa

    27 w

    Proof that eco-friendly approaches are sustainable. Congratulations

    • Edwin wangombe

      30 w

      All the best to them

      • Daryl Cleary

        30 w

        Check out DIY solar powered cooking

        • Gorffly mokua

          30 w

          awesome ,wish them well

          • Relief Action African Organization

            30 w


            • Muhammad Fahd Khan

              30 w

              Clean stoves are very important for the environment and health of people.

              • Peter Kamau

                30 w

                Best of luck 🤞

                • Tabitha Kimani

                  30 w

                  You are doing a great job. I wish you the best.

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