Kenyan Innovators Transform Invasive Plants Into Clean Cooking Fuels For Refugees

A Kenyan cooking stove manufacturing company, USAFI Green Energy, is making waves with its innovative approach to addressing cooking fuel and environmental challenges within refugee communities in Kenya.

The company’s groundbreaking efforts have earned them a nomination for the prestigious Ashden Award, recognizing their contributions to sustainable and clean energy solutions.

USAFI Green Energy began its mission to provide low-carbon and affordable stoves to the Kakuma refugee camp in 2020. Thanks to a strategic partnership with BURN, one of Kenya’s largest cookstoves and briquette producers, USAFI has been nominated for the Ashden Award in the category of “Powering Refugees and Displaced People.”