India


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 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


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


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