Uganda Stove Manufacturers Limited

Ugastove manufactures charcoal stoves, woodfire stoves and rocket metal stoves, with middle class households as customer target group. At the beginning of the collaboration, Ugastove had described challenges within user acceptance and a need to reduce production costs. The company wished to use design to address these challenges. They also wished to enter new markets and help the product to be recognized in an international market.

Design without Borders completed this project with Ugastove in early 2015 and the charcoal stove was improved in a number of ways: stronger and more durable structure, easier to ignite and easier to transport due to reduction in weight. In November 2015 Design without Borders and Ugastove entered a new collaboration to improve and optimise the production process.

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