clean cookstoves


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


Field Notes – Class Project Brings Modern Cooking to Akorlikokpe, Ghana

Akorlikokpe is a small village that is a little beyond Sogakopke in the Volta Region. As part of our International Baccalaureate orientation, we made our way there for the first time and I realized the community lacked a lot, but one of the things that touched me the most was their cooking environment. For stoves,… read more


Envirofit and Honduran Government To Partner on Major Cookstove Impact Study

Envirofit is partnering with Berkeley Air Monitoring Group to conduct a comprehensive, large-scale study on the impact of cookstoves in Honduran households. This study is a unique opportunity for the clean energy sector because it will provide information on clean cookstove adoption for thousands of households and directly monitor changes in indoor air pollution with… read more


Envirofit Opens First South American Office in Lima, Peru

Envirofit International has expanded our mission of innovating smart energy products that improve lives on a global scale by opening our newest office and operations in Lima, Peru. Though it is one of South America’s more economically developed countries, according to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, roughly 10.8 million people in Peru are affected… 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