clean cookstoves


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


LPG – Is It Really Too Expensive for Low and Middle Income Countries?

Charcol and LPG are popular choices for cooking in Sub-Saharan Africa

Daina is a mother and a hairdresser in Accra, Ghana. After work, she returns home and sets her new Envirofit cookstove on a table by a window and lights some charcoal in it to make Banku for her daughter. Daina also owns a four-burner LPG stove. Once the charcoal in her Envirofit cookstove is warm,… read more


PRESS RELEASE – Infosys and Envirofit India Partner to Deliver 37,200 Clean Cookstoves to Rural Indian Communities

Envirofit India - the country’s leading clean cookstove company - and Infosys - a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services - have partnered on a project that will deliver 37,200 stoves in Maharashtra and offset 150,000 tons of CO2. Targeting families in hard-to-access rural communities, this project aims to reduce carbon emissions… read more


Press Release – Envirofit Announces Groundbreaking SmartGas™ Program Offering Pay-as-You-Cook LPG Service for Emerging Markets

Envirofit SmartGas™ Program Pay-as-You-Cook LPG Service for Emerging Markets

Envirofit International, the world’s leading producer of high-quality clean cookstoves, is launching a new SmartGas™ program to increase access to modern, clean burning LPG fuel in emerging markets. The goal of the SmartGas™ program is to enable households living in energy poverty access to LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) fuel by paying for it on a… read more


5 Lessons Learned Scaling a Social Enterprise

5 Lessons Learned Scaling a Social Enterprise Cover

Here is a summary of the lessons we learned along the way that have helped prove a clean cookstove company can be sustainable, and by sharing them we hope to help other social enterprises overcome common barriers to market entry and scale.… read more


Female Entrepreneurs Succeed in Sangli, India

“I see these cookstoves as a way to supplement my income and support my family,” says Shobha. “Each morning, I wake up thinking of different ways to sell my stock, and how to show women this stove will save on fuel and reduce smoke."… read more


Field Notes – Balancing Technology and Tradition in Mexico City

After two hours of driving down bumpy, dusty roads we arrive at Genoveva’s house for dinner. Matches are lit, wood is chopped, beans are soaked and boiling, and the chocolate spicy aroma of molé fills the air. Perfectly round tortillas shaped by hand bubble as they hit the hot, oiled griddle. … read more