The project is based on pilot work in 2005 by the Urban Community Development Association of Kampala, Uganda (UCODEA). A stove manufacturing business with the name UGASTOVE Ltd. was founded on the basis of this pilot work in 2007.
The stove subdivision of UCODEA began as a family business by the Kawere family as early as the 1980s. When the Kawere family decided to make stove building an organized business, they focused on two concerns:
- Stove business
- Waste management
The stove business has since gained the support of other partners with similar interests in energy and the environment.