|Market segment||Clean cooking|
|Total investment volume||€1.4 million|
Geni Green Solutions is a producer and last mile distributor for improved cook stoves and cooking fuel, offering locally-manufactured solutions for Rwandan households. In a country where a family burns an average of around 1.8 tons of firewood per year in traditional stoves, their improved version can help reduce biomass consumption and cut the amount of harmful emissions by 50%; an important health benefit for those who use cook stoves on a daily basis.
Founded in 2018 by Rwandan Anicet Munyehirwe, Geni Green Solutions is one of the few companies producing improved cook stoves in the country, trying to source materials and labour entirely from Rwanda to create sustainable value chains and jobs. The company works closely with women cooperatives. They assemble the cook stoves, which in turn enables the women to engage in income-generating activities, while the company can benefit from their experience and contribution to product development.