Energy-Efficient Cookstove Taps Community Women for Innovation
The Zoom Jet is an award-winning burner that moves forward with a gender-inclusive focus
The EcoZoom line of cooking stoves use commonly found fuels such as sticks, dry dung and readily available charcoal to create a cooking-efficient flame. The technology claims to reduce smoke emissions up to 70% and amount of fuel used to 60%.
EcoZoom is a member of the Global Alliance for Cleaner Cookstoves that pushes for access to efficient cookstoves for the people from developing regions.
The social enterprise has been proactive in introducing the product to women in Rwanda, Kenya, Mexico, South Africa and Somalia. In these poor regions, women often use unimproved cookstoves that use too much energy for weak flames that consequently increases a family's expenditure for energy.