Andrew K. leases Solio solar chargers to ten clients in his rural community. On the first night after receiving his loan, one of our trainers received a phone call at three in the morning. It was Andrew who was very excited that his Solio was still powering light eight hours after he had started using it. Since receiving his loan Andrew has been given a new name in his community. He is now called ‘Bwana Stima” (Mr. Electricity).
His three children now use the light that Solio provides to study at night instead of their old kerosene lamp. He has also been able to increase profits in his other business, where he buys and sells charcoal. He has achieved this by investing profits and energy savings from Solio into the charcoal business. He now intends to open a charcoal store in his town. When asked about Solio, his response is ‘Long live Kadet for introducing us to pocket ‘Stima’.
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