Social Impact Project for Mechanical Engineer for Manufacturing of Clean-Cooking Stoves in Kenya

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, most durable and economical charcoal and wood cookstoves that also dramatically reduce harmful smoke emissions which can cause significant health problems, even 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 its 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.


Accommodation will be provided in a fellow/intern house, which is close to where you will work.

Living Stipend

To be determined with selected candidate

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.