A Clean Start – LPG Adoption in Suburban Kenya

Cecilia Wanjiku cooks on her SmartGas LPG cookstove

Like many mothers in Kenya, Cecilia wakes up early to feed her children before school. It’s at the start of the day when her first decision regarding household energy must be made. Charcoal takes nearly 20 minutes just to heat up, unlike a gas flame which is available at the turn of a button. However,… read more


Nanofinance – Bringing the Bank to the Kitchen

A man cooks using Envirofit SmartGas in his home

The scope of microfinance has changed and the majority of microlending banks now charge higher interest rates and promote larger loans. One reason for this is transaction costs, which can make issuing loans for less than $50 prohibitively expensive. … read more


Field Notes – Building a Cookstove Market in Nigeria

Field Notes Buidling a Cookstove Market in Nigeria

Envirofit has been working in Nigeria since 2012 and to date has reached over 250,000 people by manufacturing, distributing and selling the country’s highest performing line of cookstoves. We spoke with our Sales Director, Biodun Olaore, about the challenges and successes of the last 5 years and how Envirofit Nigeria has improved the lives of… read more


Stove Stacking – Problem or Challenge?

Stove stacking by biomass fuel users is a common occurence

Household energy in Ghana, as in much of the world, lies at the intersection between tradition, affordability and convenience. Energy like charcoal is reliable, affordable and readily available, and so it becomes a tradition that households are built around. But traditions can be updated if people see the value of changing them.… read more


Communities of Change – The Deliciousness of a Community Cookout

Entrants cooked their best meal on the SuperSaver SPANDAN coosktove

Just as the monsoons started this year, the Envirofit India team watched in fascination as 50 women took their places at the ‘Maan Sugaran’ cooking competition in rural Maharashtra. Intended as a pilot, the competition was a way to bring users of our clean cookstove, the SuperSaver SPANDAN™, out into the open to show community… read more


Envirofit Mexico Helps in Earthquake Relief

Envirofit Mexico Employee Observes Earthquake Damage

September 19th is a date for Mexicans that is difficult to forget. On the morning of that day this year, the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 Mexico City earthquake was commemorated. That earthquake was the most devastating the city has ever experienced, taking the lives of some 10,000 people.… read more


Partner Spotlight – LivelyHoods Kenya

A LivelyHoods sales agent talks to customers

LivelyHoods’ vision is a world in which everyone is able to provide for themselves and their families through dignified employment. They work to achieve this vision by teaching Kenyan women and youth sales and business skills to help them sell much needed products to their fellow Kenyans, such as solar lanterns and clean cookstoves. They… read more


Envirofit India in CSR Times for Partnership with Infosys

Infosys and cook-stove company Envirofit have come together to create a project that will deliver 37,200 stoves in Maharashtra and offset 1,50,000 tons of CO2. Targeting families in hard-to-access rural communities, this project aims to reduce carbon emissions from rural households and improve livelihoods.… read more