why we do what we do

Toxic smoke of household cooking kills one person prematurely every 6 seconds, that is 4.300.000 people every year. The worst part is that it is a very unknown problem, but still kills more than HIV/AIDS and Malaria combined. Therefore, we are changing the lives of millions of people in four important ways.
cleaner

Toxic smoke of household cooking with charcoal or paraffin kills 4,3 million people annually (more than HIV/AIDS and Malaria combined). It also accounts for more than 15% of all global CO2 emission. Thanks to the gasifying process in our stoves the fuel burns smoke free, without the toxic vapors of ‘the silent killer in the kitchen’.

cheaper

For those at the base of the pyramid, up to 40% of the household income is spent on fuel. Money that is saved using the wood pellets that our stoves are using, instead of the expensive paraffin, electricity or gas. Our social enterprise model makes the partially sponsored stoves affordable for even the poorest of the poor giving them the possibility to improve their lives.

safer

South Africa alone faces 45.000 township fires per year. Many are caused by unsafe cooking on open fire or stoves that use highly flammable toxic fluids. The neat and stable Clean Cook stoves, that works on easy to use woodpellets, prevents disastrous household fires in the vulnerable informal settlements.

healthier

Basic knowledge of nutrition and food is lacking for the bigger part for those who would benefit most. Our alliance with local NGO’s and educational institutions ensure people get educated how to most efficiently cook on the stove and what diet choices they have available. Every new woman buying a Clean Cook stove will attend one or more health workshops.

Clean Cooking Revolutionaries

the team behind the Clean, Cheap, Safe & Healthy Cooking Revolution
Huub van Zwieten
Huub van Zwieten
Founder Clean Cooking Revolution
Dutch serial entrepreneur, living both in Capetown and Amsterdam, connecting the dots and putting dreams and vision into action.
Onno Davidse
Onno Davidse
Student Business Administration
Onno is a Business Administration student. He is engaged with the sales, demonstrations and searching for leads.
Jeroen Lubberhuizen
Jeroen Lubberhuizen
Student Business Administration
Student in Business Administration at the University of Applied Sciences. Responsible for the logistics.
Sterre Hefti
Sterre Hefti
Student Business Administration
Sterre is concerned with the financial section.
Joyce van der Slik
Joyce van der Slik
Student Business Administration
Student in Business Administration at the University of Applied Sciences. Maintaining marketing and communication.
Lidewij Stout
Lidewij Stout
Graphic Designer
Lidewij is a graduated Graphic Designer.
iShack Clean Cooking Angels
iShack Clean Cooking Angels
Enkanini, Stellenbosch
The iShack project supplies solar installations to people in townships without electricity. Because there’s not enough capacity for a stove and heating, our Clean Cookstoves completes the package smoothly
Clean Cooking Angel Sylvain
Clean Cooking Angel Sylvain
Maitland
This is Sylvain, a 43 year old Capetonian. He was born and raised in Congo. Clean Cooking Revolution gives him the opportunity to help the needy ones. According to Sylvain the Clean Cookstoves of Clean Cooking Revolution can really help the locals of the townships to live a healthier and cheaper life. “Paraffin is the worst thing that exists”.
Lunghi
Lunghi
Owner Lunghi’s Bed & Breakfast
Lunghi runs a Bed & Breakfast in Khayelitsha and also sells Clean Cookstoves in her community. Lunghi is strong and resilient, her place burnt down in 2015 and she built everything up again. She’s well connected and easy to reach out to.
Clean cooking angels
Clean cooking angels
We’re looking for you!
Our Clean Cookstoves are best sold by people who know the benefits and user friendliness from their own experience. That’s why we are looking for women that use the stove and want to get others interested as well. Interested? Send us an email.

1.000.000.000 (1 billion!) clean and affordable stoves needed

source: World Health Organization (WHO)

the best stoves around

as tested by the UN Alliance of Clean Cookstoves/ Colorado State University Advanced Biomass Test Lab

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (initiated by Hillary Clinton), puts all the Clean Cook Stoves around the globe, to the test. We only work with their best tested cookstoves. Next to that, we make them affordable , with our innovative social enterprise model that ensures the stoves to be partly sponsored and thus in reach for even the poorest among us, who need them the most.

  • Efficiency: the most energy for the food
  • emmision: no smoke because of gasifying
  • indoor emission: use them safely indoors
  • most affordable stove

Actress Julia Roberts says "Cooking shouldn't kill"

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