Kenyan Domestic Ceramic Jiko Stove


Kenya Ceramic Jiko (also named Kimathi Jiko) is a portable, lightweight and charcoal-burning cookstove.

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Kenyan Domestic Ceramic Jiko Stove, also known as Kimathi Jiko, is a lightweight, portable, charcoal-burning stove with a ceramic inner lining and metal cladding catered to standard cooking methods in Kenya.


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Organizations such as CAREUNICEF, The Bellerive Foundation, as well as the United States and German aid agencies all played a role in the development and promotion of the KCJ. The Kenya Energy and Environment Organization (KENGO) has played an active role in increasing awareness and promoting the use of the Kenya Ceramic Jiko since 1982.


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From 4 USD to 10 USD according to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Construction manual can be purchased on Amazon for 15 USD for self-construction of the stove.

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Three stone fires and inefficient, traditional stoves, over 200 clean cookstoves in the Clean Cooking Catalog and up to 15 stoves in the E4C Solutions Library.

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Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

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