Delivering Cleaner, “Smarter” Cooking Systems to Underserved Communities in Kenya

“I used to use either kerosene, charcoal, or firewood. I purchased these from the local market and because of rare availability, I could spend a total of $4.50 (500 Kenyan shillings, KES) each week. These were the safest fuels I could use because I have a little child aged ten years and my worst fear was him getting burnt. I’ve heard stories that LPG burnt a house so I was very worried that with a kid, I might get the house burnt down.”

Caroline Akinyi standing in front of a blue door at her house
Caroline Akinyi at her home in Kisumu, Kenya. Photo Credit: Bboxx
Caroline preparing a traditional Kenyan dish of ugali (maize flour porridge) on her smart-metered PAYCook LPG system
Caroline preparing a traditional Kenyan dish of ugali (maize flour porridge) on her smart-metered PAYCook LPG system. Photo Credit: Bboxx

“Bboxx LPG saves me money; with $2.70 (300 KES) of credit, I can cook comfortably for a week, even githeri [2]. It’s also faster, safer, and efficient. I’m very happy that Bboxx has kept the promise that I’ll never run out of gas. The cylinder exchanges are seamless, and now I’m not worried about how I’ll cook any time.”

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