SOLAR LAMP CHALLENGE; KENYA
PROVEN INNOVATION TO BE DISTRIBUTED
Learn more about the Solar Lamp Challenge and how these lamps create enormous benefits for developing world families.
DISTRIBUTION MODEL INNOVATION
Kenya has a population of 44.4 million and 75% of Kenyan homes use kerosene lamps as a source of light. In rural areas, only 7% of the population has access to electricity, and these families spend 30% of annual income on inefficient sources of light like kerosene. Deevabits Green Energy will solve these problems by distributing solar lamps that are cost effective, provide up to 15 times more illumination than kerosene lamps, and pay for themselves in less than a year for most households. Solar lamps will be distributed through a group of Village Solar Entrepreneurs, group composed of youth and women.
Village Solar Entrepreneurs are empowered and supported by Deevabits Green Energy to establish micro-enterprises distributing solar lamps in villages. If a group cannot afford the solar lamps, Deevabits will provide them with a start pack of 10 solar lamps on credit, re-stocking the entrepreneurs upon full payment of the previous solar lamps.
PILOT AND SCALING GOALS
- Support 10 Village Solar Entrepreneurs during the pilot
- Sell or distribute 600 solar lamps during the pilot
- Reach 600 households during the pilot
- Support 70 Village Solar Entrepreneurs by year 1
- Sell or distribute 15,900 solar lamps by year 1
- Reach 15900 households by year 1
David Wanjau - Founder