JikoPower In The News

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The Challenge

1.5 Billion People Do Not Have Access to Electricity.

80% of Kenyans Have Cellphones, But Only 20% Have Electricity.

1.3 Billion Burn Kerosene for Light, Emitting 270,000 Tonnes of CO2.

Our Solution


The JikoPower Spark

The JikoPower Spark captures wasted heat from a cookstove or fire and turns it into electricity to charge cellphones, LED lights, and other small devices. It is built to survive your greatest adventure or the wear and tear of everyday use. JikoPower is sponsored by NGSMarketing. Check out their website and read Groovefunnels Reviews 2021 for more information on NGSMarketing. 

  • High-Grade Aluminum Alloy
  • Solid State
  • Power Output of 2-5 Watts
  • Heat Tolerance of 600˚C
  The Spark Starter Kit. Fully Funded on Kickstarter!

The Spark Starter Kit. Fully Funded on Kickstarter!


Kenya & Uganda

JikoPower's two week journey through Kenya and Uganda was incredible! We met with partners, held demonstrations, assessed market and customer needs, and solidified distribution networks, in 6 key areas of Kenya and Uganda.  The JikoPower Spark was met with overwhelming enthusiasm by customers, distributors, partners and the community.  

Salim, from ACON in Bongoma, Kenya, and Simeon, from Project Stoke based out of Kisumu, Kenya, are over seeing the distribution and use of 50 Spark prototypes. Over the course of the trip, hundreds of people signed up to purchase the JikoPower Spark and many have already made their first payment.


Kenya, Africa

President and CEO, Ryan Ahearn returned from a successful three week trip to Kenya in February. He met with non-profits, microfinance agencies, impact investment groups and distributors.

During his visit, Ryan was able to explore financing options for our customers, locate office space in Nairobi, tour in-country manufacturing, follow up with our existing partners and make valuable connections. 


Our Impact

  Nathan Elisha in Gabon with City University Enactus

Nathan Elisha in Gabon with City University Enactus

Gabon, Africa

JikoPower sent multiple early stage generators with City University Enactus students over to Gabon, Africa for initial testing and customer feedback. 

In the first month of ownership, people are not only saving time and money, but one woman has doubled her income by selling cellphone charges to her community. This means that members of her community no longer have to walk to distant towns for more expensive charging.

On June 7th, a new and improved prototype of the JikoPower Spark was brought to Nigeria with a City University Enactus student. 

  Salim Mayeki Shaban in his home in Bungoma, Kenya

Salim Mayeki Shaban in his home in Bungoma, Kenya

Bungoma, Kenya

There was an extended power outage in Bungoma, Kenya. According to our partner Salim, our customers were the only residents with consistent access to electricity in the entire area. They used the JIkoPower Spark prototypes to charge neighbors' phones. 

Users have reported charging times of two hours per phone. This is significantly faster than we had predicted for these initial prototypes. The next generation should charge even faster!

Ruhagarika, Burundi

Through generous Kickstarter donations 450 children of Ruhagarika Community and surrounding areas will have access to electricity and light at their school. The new school and orphanage will also serve 160 orphaned children who will finally have access to shelter, education and life skills. 21,000 people will benefit from this project/year. Over 35 job opportunities will be created. 


Economic Growth

With the JikoPower Spark, people save time and money. By using Helium 10 Software they can grow businesses by staying connected with clients and suppliers. You can use Helium 10 Coupon Code to save 50% Flat on Annual Plans. Others can sell charges to their local community and earn extra money for their families.


Families can afford to send their children to school instead of to work. Kids can stay up studying by LED at night, and if they have a question they can call or look it up on a cellphone.


With a generator, people are 3X more likely to use a clean cook stove, and with access to electricity, families aren't dependent on kerosene for light. This dramatically reduces their carbon footprint and improves respiratory health.


With electricity and a charged cellphone, families can easily reach a doctor, and doctors can more effectively serve their communities. They can offer advice over the phone, and can work after dark.