Stage 4: Transition to Scale
A proof of concept was conducted through a grant from Grand Challenges Canada in 2014/15 for the stove
IMURoot ( immunisation )project is currently on proof of concept from funding from Gateas foundation/ OpenIdeo.
Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Clean Cooking and 6 MoreSEE ALL
Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Maternal Newborn and Child Health, Clean Cooking, Climate Change and Resilience, Nutrition, Soft or Life Skills, Mentoring/Coaching, Prevention & Vaccination and Wind & Water EnergySEE LESS
Kenya and Rwanda
Kenya and RwandaSEE LESS
Lives Impacted to Date
Countries Implemented In
Funds Raised to Date
Lack of access to clean drinking water is a major development challenge facing communities in informal and rural settlements in Kenya resulting in Water borne diseases such as cholera and diarrhea.
The public health problem due to missed immunisation has resulted in high prevalence of preventable disease, increased morbidity, mortality and disability amongst children in the first 1000 days of life. Though rewarding of caregivers have shown increase in uptake, theres is lack of consistency.
Jiko Raha a fuel-efficient biomass stoves featuring an innovative in built jacket that enables the user to simultaneously boil water thus sanitizing it whilst cooking enabling households have safe drinking water free of disease causing micro-organisms.
Royalty program to reward parents for vaccinating their children, secure health records, document adverse effect of the vaccines to inform future interventions. Caregiver earns redeemable points and recognition certificate .
Rural and urban informal settlements in Nairobi , Kilifi, Kiambu and Kitui in Kenya.The project will also target rural communities in Rwanda and Uganda.
Children aged 0-100 days ( infants ) , Teenage mothers aged 15-25 years , Mothers aged 25-45 living in slums with an average income of USD 2-3 per day , Grandmothers made caregivers by absent daughters who gave birth at home or deceased.
Health care providers ,Immunization and after care services for any after effects of immunization
Mission and Vision
Accelerating access to safe drinking water and clean cook stoves thus reduced incidence of waterborne diseases , children who miss school as a result of water-related illnesses reduced.
Reduced missed and double vaccinations for lack of records exposed children to preventable viral / bacterial infections. Reduced morbidity and mortality which is preventable by immunizing. Health cost depleted assets and livelihoods exposing HH to shocks. Improved HH wellbeing, reduced vulnerability.
Jiko Raha – both fuel-efficient biomass stoves featuring an innovative in built jacket that can be filled with 3 litters of water that enables the user to simultaneously boil water thus sanitizing it whilst cooking enabling households have safe drinking water free of disease causing micro-organisms. The stove through pilot studies was able to save a household USD 17.85 monthly with fuel reduction from USD 23.81 to only USD 5.96 monthly a 75% reduction in fuel costs and zero cost in water sanitization which has contributed to reduction of water borne diseases.
The royalty program rewards parents for vaccinating their children, secure health records, document adverse effect of the vaccines to inform future interventions. Caregivers are encouraged to name the AEFIs using a language they best understand (local dialect) communally spoken. For each record they earn 10 points redeemable as a discount for school fees in ECDE. Caregivers will be awarded a recognition certificate which will lift their self-esteem, earn respect within the community and team intends to train them as Royalty card champions. The royalty Program is enabling development of I.E.C s through community participation in form of visuals and documenting the same in future in a cloud based system. A caregiver traveling anywhere will be only be required to use biometrics to enable any health service provider access photos showing child immunization history.
Currently, there is no other cook stove product in the market that we are serving that is a dual purpose stove which provides cooking and water disinfection through boiling. Water purifier’s that cost more than STAMP multitasking stoves and purify minimal amount of water per day.
The program is the community involvement in design work, capturing of the child development, data is captured and responses done using a commonly understood language by each caregiver. Photos enable health service provider have a pictorial view of immunization after effects and health bio data. The royalty card is in form of a necklace pendant that are widely accepted and are locally made from waste paper sludge by the caregivers. It enables caregivers get discounts for services and products in a royalty kiosks. Caregivers earn points becoming community health champions, caregivers get recognition certificates as health champions. Caregivers and children participation in the design process is core.
Planned Goals and Milestones
Refining the production process to increase efficiency and product outlook , developing MEL process for monitoring usage on real time , marketing and business development processes.
Widening the scope of royalty points to cover food items, enable caregivers monitor ARV adherence process. App and a USSD for MEL and data collection to cover their livelihoods ventures, feedback loop and growth monitoring in ECDE and for children at home aged 0-2 years.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||50,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania|
|Recruit||Business and operations manager , Marketing / IT officer , Technical manager , Advisory board , Health social worker|
|New Feature||Jiko Rha ( water storage and cooling water ), IMUroot ( visual and data collection, super mentors)|
The Team Behind the Innovation
Keneth Ndua project lead is an award winning innovator (MA in community care and MBA in entrepreneurship and Business development) with a wide experience of working with vulnerable communities and a social entrepreneur.
Mary Ndawa a medical student and a researcher. HOD Health impact section.
Beatrice Wangeci (DIP in IT, BA / MBA in supplies management). In charge of the procurement system and database.
Anthony Kamau (B-com and MBA in e-commerce) Business development Manager.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN AND YOUTH