Colibri

SOLAR LAMP CHALLENGE; NICARAGUA

PROVEN INTERVENTION TO BE DISTRIBUTED

Solar lamps. 

Learn more about the Solar Lamp Challenge and how these lamps create enormous benefits for developing world families.

 

DISTRIBUTION MODEL INNOVATION

Colibri is a last mile distribution network that uses transnational bus routes to provide solar lighting solutions to those in off-grid areas of Latin America: last mile distribution by those who are already going the last mile. 30 million people in Latin America do not have access to electricity.

Colibri employs a traditional microentrepreneur model in an innovative setting: buses and bus routes. As an enterprise, Colibri's roles are to import SunKing products (the SunKing Pro) through partnerships with suppliers, work with microfinance institutions, recruit bus driver microentrepreneurs, develop a sales and distribution network on bus routes, provide microentrepreneurs with products, and train and support them as salespeople. 

 

PILOT AND SCALING GOALS

  • Work with 8 microentrepreneurs during the pilot phase 
  • Work with 20 microentrepreneurs by the end of year 1 
  • Distribute 1,200 products by the end of year 1 

 

FOUNDING TEAM

Morban Babbs - Founder