Small off-grid solar home systems combined with a rent to own offer and PAYGo integration are changing the outlook in communities without electricity access.
1.2 million Gambians are currently facing light poverty. The majority of those affected are based in rural areas and rely on unsustainable and harmful lighting alternatives such as kerosene lamps, candles or fuel-wood which are hazardous, environmentally unfriendly and have serious health implications.
These alternatives to light are unsafe, unsustainable and unproductive.
The use of candles can be unsafe increasing risks of house fires.
Kerosene lamps exude harmful fumes which can have serious health implications when inhaled frequently.
The use of fuel-wood as an energy source is unsustainable, a contributor to deforestation, land degradation in short - an environmental stressor.
A dark household is an unproductive household. Without access to good quality light sources managing a household after dark is a challenging task.
Energy access is a challenge on a global scale with 1.2 billion people living without electricity.
In The Gambia 65% of the population live without energy access. It is our aim to change this.
Our vision is to pioneer pay-as-you-go (PAYGo) off-grid solar solutions in the Gambia to ensure clean and affordable energy access in communities that are most marginalised.
We will support community development and change the status quo of rural Gambia by introducing innovative solutions and setting high quality standards whilst doing this. We strive to be recognised as being entrepreneurs ‘for the people’ representing progress, sustainability, reliability and accessibility.