BURN Manufacturing

Company overview
Headquarters: Kenya
Countries of Operations: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Philippines, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Somaliland, Somalia, Tanzania, DRC, South Sudan, Puntland, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Rwanda, Burundi, Australia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Canada, Germany, Ivory Coast, India, Thailand, Malawi
Women owned /led: At least 30% of women in board of directors
Year of founding: 2014
Number of FTEs : >100 FTEs
Legal status of the organization : For-profit
Company overview
Headquarters: Mexico
Countries of Operations: Mexico
Legal status of the organization : For-profit
Year of founding: 2018
Number of FTEs : 5 to 20 FTEs
Women owned / led: Founder
Care economy activities and business model
About the organization:
BURN is a for-profit company that manufactures affordable clean cookstoves for households in sub-Saharan Africa. To date, BURN has sold over 1.2 million stoves. BURN's cookstoves save money, fuel and time for its customers and help reduce harmful indoor smoke emissions which can cause significant health problems. The company's products are instrumental in reducing the burden of collecting firewood, which typically falls on women, and potentially exposes them to risk of physical and sexual violence.
Activities in the care economy: Provision of affordable time and labour saving technology and products
Stage of growth: Mass roll-out/Expansion
Type of services: Labour saving solutions
Number of customers (2020): Over 100,000
Number of customers (2019): Over 100,000
Number of customers (2018): 100,000 or more
Financials
Profitability status: Financially profitable
Revenue USD (2020): Over 1 million
Revenue USD (2019): Over 1 million
Revenue USD (2018): Over 1 million
Pathways to impact
Challenge addressed: Lack of affordable solutions to reduce amount of time spent on care and domestic work
Pathway to impact - 4 Rs: Reduce
Populations affected: Unpaid care workers, Paid care workers, Unpaid domestic workers, Paid domestic workers, Infants or children, Elderly people, Persons with special needs or with illnesses
Number of people served (2020): Over 100,000
Number of people served (2019): Over 100,000
Number of people served (2019): Over 100,000