Start-up Spotlight - Mukuru Clean Stoves
Kenya’s Mukuru Clean Stoves is revolutionizing how people cook and heat their homes in Africa.
With a focus on sustainability and innovation, Mukuru Clean Stoves aims to reduce the negative impact of traditional stoves and charcoal on the environment and people’s health. Their solution? An efficient and affordable cookstove that uses up to 50% less charcoal and reduces carbon emissions and toxic fumes. But their impact does not end there. Mukuru Clean Stoves is scaling up a women-led clean cookstove value chain in Kenya, employing local women artisans and technicians to manufacture the cookstoves from recycled materials. To date, the startup has sold over 250,000 clean cookstoves in Kenya, enabling families to save over $20 Million in fuel costs and impacting the lives of over 1,200,000 people.Mukuru Clean Stoves was founded in 2017 by Charlot Magayi.