Multi-Link Group Ltd
Multi-Link's vision to be the regional clean energy company most admired for its people, partnership, products and performance.
Climate/Environment, Livelihoods, Marketing, Technology and Fuel R&D
Other Organizational Expertise
Multi-Link has worked with various communities in Kenya to design, conduct field tests and introduce clean cookstoves and also clean fuels. Multi-Link introduced plant oil stoves, bio ethanol stoves and biomass stoves. The company has appointed a number of regional distributors and sales and marketing of the cookstoves is gaining momentum.
Technologies & Fuels
Biomass (Ag. Residue, Processed Biomass, etc.), Charcoal, Ethanol / Alcohol
Clean Cooking Activities
Multi-Link Group Limited is a limited liability company incorporated in Kenya in 2010 and set to revolutionize green business landscape in the region by bringing clean energy solutions for home based cooking incorporating new technologies that will improve peoples' standards of living, health and eliminate energy poverty burden. Multi-Link introduced 'Protos', a Plant Oils Stove technology designed by Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances Group (BSH) of Germany and now customized to suit local conditions. The stove has ushered in new and modern cooking lifestyle for Kenyan households as well as augmenting environmental conservation. We are thus set to play a key role in provision of clean cooking solutions. Multi-Link is partnering with the government and the private sector to provide the most innovative clean cookstoves business in Kenya, creating jobs, reducing pollution, tackling climate change and reducing over reliance on firewood and imported kerosene fuel.
One of our key partners is Greening Kenya Initiative (GKI), which is a flagship programme under the Office of The Prime Minister whose main objective is to catalyze demand driven green consumerism, backed by a strong, green industrial revolution and enhanced environmental protection through public participation in green initiatives. Clean renewable energy is the best way forward to steer a developing nation. At Multi-link, we believe in upgrading the standards of all and sundry including the low income earners who opt for inefficient, unhealthy products as they are affordable oblivious of the decrementing social and health risks associated with them.
Most households in Kenya rely on open fires to prepare their food and kerosene for lighting which have been documented to be a cause of various health complications. Others use charcoal and kerosene which contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. The use of these fuels has wide spread negative impacts with indoor pollution mostly affecting women and children; being the ones traditionally tasked with running the household chores.
Being in the cookstove business, we have a good idea of the challenges in the market as well as the opportunity it presents. We have established links and networks which can also be used to propel the clean stoves including the Bioethanol stoves. We are holding talks with Mumias Sugar Company to jointly work on a CSR project in which it will support its sugar cane farmers acquire the ethanol stoves from us while the sugar company supplies them with ethanol. We also have agreements with some banks and Microfinances Institutions (MFIs) which offer loan facilities to our customers.
In our quest to improve the livelihoods of the below average income earners who are also the most illiterate in our society, we not only educate them on the impact of the use of traditional fuels but also provide them with affordable alternatives thus our interest in the Bioethanol stoves. Locally manufacturing the stoves will make the technology much more affordable not to mention other gains that will be accrued from it like creation of jobs. We are therefore very keen on locally manufacturing all our stoves. We believe in high quality standards right from production to service delivery thus guaranteeing customer satisfaction. We endeavor to offer nothing but the best.
Multi-Link wishes to be an active member of the GACC. Since the EA Stakeholders Workshop in Nairobi April 2012, Multi-Link has participated in all working groups and also Kenyan Alliance constitution
Multi-Link would like to assist in strengthening supply by manufacturing of quality clean cookstoves, enhancing working distribution channels, by championing the sector and understanding and motivating consumers.
Multi-Link's experience in the cookstoves sector for the last two years makes us a partner who will positively contribute to GACC objectives.
Regions Operating In
Country Based In
Mirage Plaza, Mombasa Road
P.O Box 61067
Nairobi, Nairobi 200
Primary Point of Contact
Name: Mr. Michael Njoroge
Title: Managing Director
Phone: (25472) 269-6955Request an Edit to This Profile