Our mission is to provide products that improve the health, wealth, education and environmental impact of the poorest people in the world in a sustainable and scalable way using market-based solutions.
There are 580 million Africans in Sub-Saharan Africa that have no access to electricity. Instead, they use kerosene – the poorest African households spend between 10 and 25% of their monthly household budgets on it. Kerosene is widely used as a lighting fuel across the world, expensive and dangerous; it has serious consequences for the users’ health and a significant negative environmental impact. We want to change this – and much more besides.
There are 4.2million off-grid households in Kenya that use kerosene lamps as their primary light source. The solar market in Africa is set to achieve exceptional growth; conservative forecasts suggest annual sales growth of 45-50% growth.
Our first product is the Mwezi Light. The British designed solar light is modular, so it can be easily assembled and serviced by unskilled workers, creating formal jobs and skills within local communities in a scalable and sustainable way.
The Mwezi Light is now available in the UK and Kenya. If you would like to purchase one please go to our web shop.
The Mwezi Light was been conceived and designed so that we can use the plastic mouldings to produce other products. Our product development plans include a solar mobile phone charger and a solar powered radio.
In addition, we have sourced high quality affordable LED torches, home solar systems and solar lanterns that will give our customers choice and access to the energy ladder at different cost access points.
We also stock d-light, One Degree Solar and Philips Solar products.
We are also field testing affordable cookstoves, clean water systems and reading glasses.
Visit the Mwezi Light microsite here