Social Impact Project for Mechanical Engineer for Manufacturing of Clean-Cooking Stoves in Kenya
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.
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.
To be determined with selected candidate
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.