Mansa - the smiling cook

Our mission

Mansa Clean Cook Stoves

Three billion people in the world cook in house using open fire, which causes a serious amount of indoor air pollution. As a consequence of this, more than 4.5 million people die each year, mostly women and children.

MANSA is on a mission to reduce the number of these premature deaths with an affordable clean cook stove, developed by Gambian women and Master students of the Technical University in Delft, the Netherlands.

Our product

Mansa stove

Your own cooking pot

Pot skirt module

Basic stove module

Sand collar module

  • Cooks faster
  • Saves fuel
  • Respects traditional cooking habits
  • No smoke

Key to the design of the Mansa stove is to reduce health risks of cooking on firewood and charcoal, without demanding too many changes in the cooking habits of women. Cooking with the Mansa stove should make their task lighter and save health, money and environment.


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Interested in supporting our foundation by adding more smiling cooks? Don’t hesitate to contact us at


Stichting Mansa The Smiling Cook
Moelnaerstraat 9
3371HW Hardinxveld-Giessendam
RSIN 863716489
KVK 85715476
The Netherlands
T +31 (6) 12993822


5 Rue Cambon
F-75001 Paris, France
T +33 1 40 20 07 58


Pent House, Xpress House
1 Gas Plant Road,
off Otunba Jobi Fele way
CBD Alausa Lagos, Nigeria
T +234 817 535 3553

The Gambia

MANSA social enterprise
Paradise Gardens
Fajara, Kanifing Municipality
West Coast Region
Banjul The Gambia
T 00220 7244394


7F-1, No. 186, sec. 2
Meicun Road, South District
Taichuang, 40244, Taiwan
T + 886 988 280 108


Liho Road, Desheng Management District
Lishui Towan, Nanhai Area,
Foshan City, Guangdong, P.R.C.
T + 886 988 280 108

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IBAN NL 02 INGB 0007 0077 49

Mansa is a member of the Global Aliance for Clean Cookstoves. We're connected to Yepafrica Foundation.

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