Remote Sensors for Usage Monitoring

In 2013, we partnered with UC Berkeley’s Center for Effective Global Action to conduct a rigorous evaluation to understand how customers are using our stoves. The goal of the evaluation was to determine if they were being used consistently (and, if not, what we could do to change that).  During the evaluation, we installed heat sensors on 180 stoves, and measured usage continuously for a number of months. Results from this study indicated high levels of usage that averaged 1.5 hours / day.

 
 
 
 

Partnering with local communities

We work with over 20 local women’s organizations to distribute stoves to those who need them most.  We employ both humanitarian and market-based approaches to distribution, by selling some on flexible installment plans, and by donating others to vulnerable populations who do not have regular forms of income.