Klohn Crippen Berger Supports BURN Jikokoa Cookstoves in Kenya
March 11, 2021
As a certified climate neutral company through ClimateCare, Klohn Crippen Berger (KCB) is investing in projects that aim to tackle climate change and improve the lives of people around the world. One project is BURN Jikokoa™ Stoves in Kenya, Africa. Jikokoa™ cookstoves are changing the lives of women in Kenya by providing a safer, affordable, and more efficient alternative to traditional cooking methods.
In Kenya, 80% of household energy comes from burning solid fuel for traditional charcoal and wood cookstoves. The effects of these cooking methods have proven costly for women in the region. The cookstoves use a high level of energy, increasing cooking times and household expenses. In addition, the air pollution produced by burning solid fuel has contributed to chronic health issues and illnesses that most affect women and children.
BURN Jikokoa™ cookstoves are offering a new reality for women in Kenya. The technology used by Jikokoa™ reduces fuel consumption by up to 45%, cuts cooking times and CO2 emissions, and saves households up to $300 every year. BURN’s factories in Nairobi have created over 100 jobs in manufacturing, marketing, logistics, and project management with women making up 60% of their employees.
A woman cooks a meal on her efficient Burn Jikokoa™ stove.This Women’s Month, KCB is proud to invest in projects that support women around the world and help us reach our vision to build a more sustainable future. Learn more about BURN Jikokoa™ Stoves Project here.