Social Impact Project for Mechanical Design Engineer for Clean-Burning Stoves in Africa
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.
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.
$1200 per month, which should be more than enough to live comfortably in Kenya.
One return flight to and from Kenya
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.