What we do
Our approach in reaching everyone, despite location or income, is through a rent-to-own business model whereby customers rent the solar product until fully paid after which they will own it outright. The rental aspect is an important part in making sure anyone, even those most marginalised, are able to benefit from quality solar products that they would not normally be able to afford. The typical daily rental fee is in line with what customers already spend each day on candles or other alternative lighting options.
In order to ensure a successful and sustainable implementation, we need to:
Reach all those who do not have access to energy
Educate on the benefits of solar power
Offer opportunities for the people to be an active part of the solution
Offering training and entrepreneurship opportunities to build strong distribution networks and create employment.
Quality assured products
A low income should not mean settling for low quality. All our products come with warranties for up to 5 years.
Solar home system
We offer off-grid solar home systems under affordable Rent-to-Own (R2O) agreements to cater for everyone, especially those with limited means.
The solar home systems operate through integrated pay-as-you-go (PAYGo) technology which enable the system to become activated upon payment.
The PAYGo feature helps overcome the upfront price barrier by enabling users to divide the cost into affordable amounts over time paying with mobile money or airtime.
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Energy access for EVERYONE
We are a social enterprise in the Gambia, our mission is to alleviate energy poverty and to make energy accessible for EVERYONE.
We believe that EVERYONE – no matter who they are or where they live – should have access to basic commodities that will allow for a dignified way of life.
Access to light is one of those basic commodities that increase the overall life standard significantly.
Our core values are led by mindfulness and a lifestyle that respects other people and nature.
We deeply care for:
A Sustainable Lifestyle
Improved Health & Safety Standards
A continuous Engagement for the Climate
The ongoing fight against Poverty and Social Discrimination.
We want to reach the above goals by:
Making energy accessible for everyone
Assisting communities in creating self-sufficient energy supply in a sustainable way.
We offer off-grid solar home systems and solar products to communities without access to energy. We aim to pioneer pay as you go off-grid solar solutions in the Gambia to ensure clean and affordable energy access in marginalised communities.
We are offering superior but affordable products and therewith aim to build trusting customer relationships.
Light 365s aim is to contribute to a sustainable development pathway whilst having significant developmental impacts in local communities.