World Food Programme in Burundi




Providing off-grid solar electric cooking to urban households in Burundi

Together with The World Food Programme (WFP), Pesitho is running a pilot in Burundi to test the willingness and affordability of Burundian families to buy ECOCA cookstoves.

Starting in late 2019, 7 ECOCA cookstoves were distributed to 7 families as a trial. Pesitho was able to collect feedback and upgraded its cookstoves as per users’ preferences, providing the 7 families with a new model in early 2020.

With the new model of ECOCAs, users have shown higher satisfaction and Pesitho is now testing which payment modality would work best for its customers in Burundi as it plans to expand to more families in Burundi

Find out more about the project here

You can read about the results here:










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