SOLAR LAMP CHALLENGE; UGANDA
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
Local Links promotes renewable energy products through community-based rural financial services structures, known as savings groups. These groups form Local Links target market in rural Uganda and are a platform for the business model.
There are more than 2,000 Village Agents that support these rural financial groups in Uganda. They provide an excellent opportunity for social entrepreneurship at the last mile. These are Local Links Solar Corps, Local Links’ last mile field salesforce for social products. By working with about 200 Solar Corps during this pilot, Local Links is able to make at least 1,000 sales of solar lanterns and/or solar home systems per month – at least 12,000 units a year, at optimal level. There are more than 125,000 homes served by groups that Local Links Solar Corps are working with; an immense market.
PILOT AND SCALING GOALS
Recruit and train 200 solar corps during the pilot phase
Distribute 1,000 lamps per month during the pilot phase
Anthony Oundo Mang’eni - Fonder and Chief Executive Officer
Betty Among Bennadine - Business Development Officer
Ruth Omongole - Area Team Lead, Teso Zone