SOLAR LAMP CHALLENGE; NICARAGUA
PROVEN INTERVENTION TO BE DISTRIBUTED
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
Morban Babbs - Founder