HISTORY

In 1990, Jim Archer recognized the increasing environmental problem around Kenya In the early 1990s, Jim Archer recognized rubbish as a never-ending resource to produce energy if processed responsibly. With Mumo Musuva he began to develop designs for a very simple, inexpensive rubbish burner which could also serve as a stove for cooking.

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ABOUT

The Community Cooker is an innovative yet practical waste to energy stove that has tremendous potential for environmental, economic and social change in low resource settings around the world.

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LOCATION

LOCATED AT PLANNING HOUSE, LOWER KABETE ROAD, NAIROBI, KENYA, 00606

Recent Projects

OUR MISSION

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To develop economically sustainable energy solutions for a cleaner environment.

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The Foundation wants to increase the number of cookers in slum areas to one per every 50-70 households, which can contain as many as 20 members per household.

OUR VISION

Community Cooker Foundation works to transform environmental waste into energy for improved livelihoods and healthier communities.This waste to energy technology has three complementary functions:

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To address sanitation, health and aesthetic issues associated with the growing mounds of rubbish in informal settlements.

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To provide communities with alternatives to charcoal, firewood and paraffin for cooking meals and boiling water.

3

To act as a platform from which Community Based Organizations (CBO’s) and institutions can run cost effective income generating activities.

Using the Community Cooker saves me 100 shillings that I would usually use to buy kerosene or charcoal. I can now cook for my family and boil water that I use for my saloon business.

Dorcas Karagita, Community Cooker

Since Dream Team Youth group began operating the community cooker, we have seen a positive change in our community. We collect about 8 50kg sacks of garbage each day and use this to fuel the Cooker

Meshack Kunyili, Dream Team Youth Group