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
Uganda’s Rural Electrification Agency (REA) has been tasked with achieving a 51% energy coverage by 2030 against the current 10%, the focus has mostly been on grand / bigger scale implementations that often are not practical for the common man. This has also been coupled with a large dispersed, and poor rural population who often cannot afford government interventions even when subsidies are applied.
Tado Lamp proposes a model for selling solar lamps that not only leverages flexible payments made possible by mobile technology but also ensures a decentralized distribution model. The goal is to partner with and empower local entrepreneurs to act as sales and support agents, ensuring that sales are closed in record time and that support is rendered in a timely manner.
Particularly, Tado Lamp will institute a payment plan for solar lamps that allows for daily and weekly payments over a two month period through mobile money and readily available agents. They will also partner with local schools and health care institutions to provide discounts on services offered that are paid for indirectly through repayments.
PILOT AND SCALING GOALS
- Distribute 600 solar lamps during the pilot
- Distribute 10,000 solar lamps at the end of year 1
- Distribute 50,000 lamps at the end of year 2
Joseph Kaizzi - Team Lead
Paul Kabaale - Training and Technical Support Lead
Maureen Mudondo - Monitoring and Evaluation Lead
Sarah Kuliva - Facilitator and Program Lead