SOLAR LAMP CHALLENGE; NIGERIA
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
Seteiye Solar Services is committed to replacing kerosene lamps with solar-powered LED lanterns. They will introduce an everyday consumer product, integrating this technology in the lives of with those who need it in 136 villages in the Essien Udim local government area of Akwa Ibom state, Nigeria.
Their model establishes Village Solar Groups (VSGs), village-run self-help micro-enterprises as the nucleus of the project. These will distribute solar-powered LED lanters at prices comparable to or less than the cost of powering a kerosene lamp in rural villages.
Leveraging the vast network and influence of community based organizations as well as traditional and religious institutions, Seteiye Solar Services set up a multi-stakeholder approach to deliver solar products and education across various target groups and enlighten consumers on the key features of solar lighting products. The team will also engage in massive market activation through road shows and product presentations in churches and village hall meetings.
PILOT AND SCALING GOALS
Reach 34 villages during the pilot
Distribute 340 solar lanterns during the pilot
Reach 1360 beneficiaries during the pilot
Distribute 4,080 lamps at the end of year 1
Distribute 5,440 lamps by the end of year 2
Reach 22,000 direct beneficiaries by the end of year 2
Idopise Essien - Founder