Mimi Moto cases from around the world
Mimi Moto’s Tool and Fuel Philosophy is used by local entrepreneurs globally with cases in 25 countries.
Pioneer of Fuel+Stove in Rwanda
In Rwanda, Eric Reynolds with its company Inyenyeri was the pioneer of the tool and fuel system, producing pellets from locally available Eucalyptus wood waste. Their customers could lease the Mimi Moto stove when they signed a contract to buy pellets that satisfy all their cooking needs. The stove was paid back by the future fuel savings and margin on the pellets. Working together with Inyenyeri – the Mimi Moto cookstove extensively tested and upgraded to the current version.
A field study under Inyenyeri customers by North Carolina State University found that Mimi Moto with pellets have the potential to provide health benefits fare above previously tested biomass stoves and approaching modern fuel stoves (e.g., LPG).
Tool & Fuel system in Zambia
In Zambia, Emerging Cooking Solutions (SupaMoto) produces pellets from waste biomass, sold together with Mimi Moto stoves. To spread the cost of the stove, SupaMoto offers payment plans through mobile money that include the commitment to purchase fuel. SupaMoto’s “tool and fuel” model was recently documented in a 600+ people random customer survey commissioned by EEP S&EA. (LINK)
Mountains of Groundnut shell in Gambia
Gambia is one of the larger groundnut producers globally. The groundnut shell, currently seen as waste offers a great opportunity to produce pellets. DAWDA has set up a small production unit in a local community, creating local employment in the village and providing health benefits for local women.
Circulair coffee model in Uganda
In Uganda, Mimi Moto works together with a local coffee processing plant that converts its coffee husk waste into pellets. The pellets are sold in combination with Mimi Moto’s to their employees. This circular model, where companies use their waste to benefit their own people and offsetting carbon has the potential to be replicated in many countries across Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
Village level pellet production in Tanzania
In Tanzania, the NGO – Dorcas set-up a local pellet production, using waste from local rose farmers. They have started multiple small-scale production units close to the raw material source that brings benefit to the local community. The reason Dorcas chose Mimi Moto’s Tool and Fuel system is to create self-sufficient sustainable impact that creates a local economy.
Replacing firewood in school kitchens with WFP in Lao PDR
In Lao PDR, WFP distributed Mimi Moto cookstoves with wood pellets to school kitchens replacing the traditional open wood fires. The cooks were allowed to use the stove both at school and at home in the evening. The Mimi Moto stove showed a significant reduction in cooking time and showed positive impact on women’s health.
Refugee camp clean cooking solution – Rwanda
In Rwanda, families in Kigeme refugee camp use the Mimi Moto stove with biomass pellets to reduce fuel consumption, improve health and protect forest for the local community around the camp. An organization was created in the camp, employing local refugees for the service station and distribution.