This Company Is Saving Women and Children With Stoves

After sailing more than 40 thousand nautical kilometers and into 14 countries on Unreasonable at Sea, we ported in Spain for our culminating event. The technology companies who sailed around the world with us had 6 minutes to share the story of their company to hundreds of people packed into an auditorium in Barcelona. This is one of those talks.

The entrepreneur in this video is Mouhsine Serrar of Prakti Design – Unlocking The Global Stove Market.

Company Description in 100 Words or Less

Prakti stoves cut fuel use in half and reduce the smoke emitted by 70%.  Tweet This Quote

WHO reports that smoke from cooking fires kills over 1.6 million people every year. In rural areas, women spend an average of 20 hours per week collecting wood and spend up to 40% of their income on fuel. While accommodating traditional cooking techniques, recipes, and fuel, Prakti stoves cut fuel use in half and reduce the smoke emitted by 70%.

After working full time on stoves for 8 years in 15 countries, Prakti has the key to be the first enterprise to unlock the global stove market. Visit company website.

Major Milestones:

  • 250,000 people in the world eat their meals each day cooked on Prakti stoves.
  • Distribution in 4 countries and on 3 continents.
  • Their stoves have been judged best-in-class by individual users and organizations such as UN-OCHA, USAID, Berkeley Labs, and Paradigm Project.
  • In Haiti, distributed 2,200 charcoal stoves in refugee camps.
  • In Darfur, Sudan, sold 168 institutional stoves capable of feeding 84,000 children per meal.
  • In India and Nepal, more than 5,000 double-pot stoves have been distributed.

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Chance Barnett

Chance Barnett

Chance is the founding CEO of Crowdfunder. He played an early and significant role in JOBS Act legislation & regulation and is an angel investor and contributor at Forbes.