BP 11: Production costs of steel and cast aluminium stoves in Niger by J J Bellamy
Mai Sauki stoves are being made in Niger by artisans in closed groups entered by several years apprenticeship and which specialise in stove making. They produce for their local market and their output depends on local demand. They use only reclaimed materials e.g. flattened oil drums and steel scrap and their production costs are much lower than those of a workshop set up to make stoves.