Impact isn’t
just a goal,
it’s in our DNA


Making Impact Means Achieving Scale

Every year $40B is spent on dirty charcoal across sub-Saharan Africa. Every customer we serve chips away at that mountain of pollution.

But clean cooking touches more than just the kitchen. That’s why the Inyenyeri Fuel + Stove system makes positive impacts on 12 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These three videos below explain how we do it.

We’re currently working in Rwanda, and are in discussions with possible partners to launch in new countries. Interested in learning more about our plans? Contact us.

Better Health and Living

Cooking with sticks and charcoal is terrible for people’s health. The smoke from cooking with a three stone fire or charcoal stove exceeds the toxicity of the second hand smoke from hundreds of cigarettes per day. These hazardous emissions cause more people to die each year from Household Air Pollution (HAP) than from HIV, TB, and Malaria in Rwanda combined. Using the Inyenyeri system cuts HAP by 98+%, while saving 30% over the cost of dirty charcoal. And since it’s so clean, customers use less water to clean their dishes and home, saving even more money.

Learn how we stack up compared to cooking with charcoal and sticks in this three minute video, “Tea Time”.

Good Enough, For Everyone

The cheap stoves aren’t good enough, and the good stoves are way too expensive.” That’s how Kevin Starr from the Mulago Foundation summed up the challenge of clean cooking projects. We’ve solved that problem, through a free-to-use system of the world’s cleanest biomass cookstoves that is built on inclusion—even for the rural cashless, landless poor.

Learn how we connect urban and rural women together, in this three minute video “Better Together”  

Cooking For A Cooler Climate

Clearcutting forests to make charcoal is a major cause of deforestation across East Africa, leading to massive erosion and landslides. The Inyenyeri Fuel + Stove system can reverse deforestation, cutting the biomass needed by 90% as compared to charcoal. The fuel we do use comes from small farmers and certified woodlot owners, so we can guarantee sustainable forestry practices that help restore the landscape. Using our system can reduce CO2e emissions by up to eight tons per household, per year—that’s like flying round trip NY-London eight times.

Learn about the connections between cooking, deforestation, and the climate crisis,   in this five minute video, “This Small World"


Rigorous Analysis,
Relentless Iteration

We are fanatical about measuring our impact and improving our service, and we use data analytics to create deep insight into what works and why.

We back up that up by seeing every customer every month, always asking how we can improve.

To ensure we’re getting unbiased information, we’re also currently working with independent researchers on multiple Randomized Control Trials to assess the impacts of our work. All so we can provide the best possible customer service.