M-Kopa Solar Powers Up 100,000th Home in East Africa

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

M-KOPA Solar announced on Friday that it has powered up to 100,000 homes in Kenya and Uganda within two years of its commercial launch.

The 100,000th system was installed by Charles Lwanga, in his home in Masuliita, Uganda, where he explained the need for such a device in his household.

“There is no power in my village, I have four children and my family spends so much money on kerosene lighting, charging phones and radio batteries. I heard about M-KOPA Solar yesterday and decided to buy it today because it’s going to save me a lot of money, and because it’s affordable paying daily by mobile money,” Lwanga explained.

M-KOPA Solar makes solar systems available to low-income customers on a risk-free basis. Customers can take home a system for a deposit of just US $35 and then continue to make 365 daily payments. All payments are made via mobile money.

Source: AllAfrica (link opens in a new window)

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