Social Impact Project for Mechanical Design Engineer for Clean-Burning Stoves in Africa

How This Works

In the MovingWorlds Institute Global Fellowship, you will learn how to advance your for-good career while getting hands on experience on projects like this one.

Project Description and Impact

Based in Ruiru, Kenya, we design, produce, and distribute Kenya’s best-selling clean cookstoves. Our charcoal and wood cookstoves are durable, economical, and dramatically reduce the harmful smoke emissions which can cause significant health problems, up to and including death.

Since 2013, we have sold 650,000+ stoves in East Africa. These stoves have helped 3,000,000 beneficiaries save $215 million in fuel expenditures and 2.6 million tons of wood while reducing indoor air pollution by 65%.We currently sells ~25,000 stoves per month and are on track to double sales over the next 12 months by expanding its successful model across Africa.

We are now poised to bring our revolutionary biomass cookstoves - as well as a new range of electric, hybrid, and liquid fuel stoves - to Sub-Saharan Africa & beyond. Over the next 3 years we will enter into 6 new countries and launch 5 new products.

Learning Opportunity

By participating in the MovingWorlds Institute, you will first learn social impact frameworks and human-centered design before putting your existing skills and new knowledge to action.In addition, this organization will expose you to new things, like:

Hands on experience with a social enterprise working on the ground in Africa. We are the only clean cookstove company manufacturing in sub-Saharan Africa.


Accommodation is in a shared fellow/intern house close to where you will be working.

Living Stipend

$1200 per month, which should be more than enough to live comfortably in Kenya.

Travel Stipend

One return flight to and from Kenya

Additional Benefits

Transport from the company house to work

About the Hosting Organization

Burn Manufacturing USA LLC is a For-profit with social mission working on Manufacturing.