Kenyan entrepreneur making environmental-friendly stoves wins Ksh.150M

Kenyan entrepreneur making environmental-friendly stoves wins Ksh.150M

  • Magayi, at the second-annual Earthshot Prize awards held in Boston on Friday, was awarded alongside four other finalists who were each awarded the same amount.

Kenyan entrepreneur Charlot Magayi, founder of Mukuru Clean Stoves, has won Ksh 150 million (£.1 million) in the Earthshot Prize which recognises innovators spearheading solutions to regenerate the planet.

Magayi, at the second-annual Earthshot Prize awards held in Boston on Friday, was awarded alongside four other finalists who were each awarded the same amount.

Prince William who graced the ceremony expressed confidence that the Earthshot legacy will continue to grow and help communities around the globe to have a clean planet.

“I believe that the Earthshot solutions you have seen this evening prove we can overcome our planet’s greatest challenges. And by supporting and scaling them we can change our future," he said.

Mukuru Clean Stoves was founded with an aim of producing clean, affordable and reliable cooking stoves targeting under-served markets to help mothers keep their children safe, save on fuel consumption and reduce household air pollution.

The enterprise mainly targets low-income households to save on fuel consumption and positively impact the health of slum and rural communities by significantly reducing toxic household air pollution (HAP).

The cooking stoves are made using locally sourced recycled waste metal.

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