Envirofit India employee profile – Mangesh Ayawale

Envirofit India salesman Mangesh Ayawale

Humility and well-earned pride in accomplishment are both emotions that shine through in Mangesh Ayawale. Mangesh moved to Pune and joined Envirofit India four years ago, and in that time he has worked his way forward from an office boy to a skilled salesman.… read more


Field Notes – Handwoven silks and cookstoves in Paithan, India

Paithan is a city of contrast. Relatively urban homes and markets are set against small homes with herds of buffaloes tethered outside, and hand-operated looms with rich silks in the dark interior. This city is known for its glorious, hand-woven silks, with silk sarees from Paithan often selling for tens of thousands of rupees, and… read more


Envirofit stoves help isolated Tarahumara families in Chihuahua, Mexico

Envirofit’s distribution partnership in Chihuahua, Mexico continues to help support hundreds of Tarahumara families living in remote, mountainous regions of Mexico’s largest state. With most families still cooking over open fires, the tolls taken by traditional cooking in this remote region of Chihuahua are both personal and environmental.… read more


Envirofit and Biolite selected to receive first funding from Clean Cooking Working Capital Fund

The Clean Cooking Working Capital Fund (Fund) has awarded its first round of funding to two social enterprise firms – Envirofit International and BioLite. The USD 4 million Fund is designed to accelerate development of the clean cooking supply chain in low-income communities by supporting enterprises that face difficulty accessing traditional sources of capital.… read more


ENVIROFIT INTERNATIONAL NEWSLETTER – SPRING 2016

I am happy to report solid growth in the first quarter of 2016 across the multiple geographies where Envirofit operates. We’re excited to announce that we’ve added another assembly and distribution site to our operations in Western Africa, as the doors of our facility in Accra, Ghana opened earlier this month. … read more


Envirofit CEO Ron Bills in World Economic Forum – “Poor people don’t need your charity – they need you to listen”

Regardless of how much money you have, people don’t like being patronized. Eight years into running a social enterprise, I have seen first-hand the good that business can do in alleviating global problems. It was only after meeting our customers first-hand to listen to their needs and design a cookstove that fit their lifestyle that… read more