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We took up the challenging task of manufacturing the Jiko Poa in May 2010 and by March 2011 we had surpassed the target of 2,000 units per month. In conjunction with our partners, Paradigm Kenya and their distributors, we have made many changes to the original design which have only resulted in improvements not only to the aesthetics but also the performance as evidenced by the various tests carried out at Makerere University, Kampala and Burn Design Laboratories, USA. The Jiko Poa undergoes a total of 63 operations on cutting, rolling, bending and forming machines. We also manufactured some special purpose machinery exclusively for the production of the Jiko Poa. BURN is working with The Paradigm Project on a rocket stove program for Kenya. The ‘Jiko Poa’ stove features an abrasion- and thermal shock-resistant ceramic liner surrounded by a precision-cut, sheet metal cladding. The stove is currently being mass-produced and sold in Kenya and has been very well received, earning top marks from consumers in focus groups. Over 7,500 stoves were sold in May 2011. Kitchen performance tests, conducted by Berkeley Air Monitoring Group, show that both the local Jiko Poa and the imported EnviroFit demonstrated a 43% fuel savings as compared to an open fire.