Swedish design Studio Claesson Koivisto Rune has designed the Baker Cookstove – an energy efficient cookstove for the developing world – for Top Third Ventures Ltd, a social impact company operating in Nairobi, Kenya.
The majority of women in the developing world prepare food on a technology called a three-stone fire. It is basically three rocks that support a pot with an open fire in the middle. This cooking method is very inefficient and leads to many environmental and health problems. One very real side effect being that children are denied education and future because they are sent to collect firewood. Wood that every day is found at further distances. The walk takes all day and leaves no time for school.