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 Foundation (CCF) is a Kenyan based charity that promotes sustainable waste management by encouraging institutions, people and communities to incinerate their rubbish in Community Cookers to clean up the environment, save trees, improve health, and create employment and value.

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LOCATION

PLANNING HOUSE, LOWER KABETE ROAD, NAIROBI, KENYA

OUR MISSION

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To develop economically sustainable energy solutions for a cleaner environment.

2

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

The 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 a day that I would use to buy kerosene or charcoal. I can now cook for my family and boil water that I use for my Salon business.

Dorcas, Karagita Community Cooker Customer

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

Meshack, Karagita Community Cooker Manager, Dream Team Youth Group.