Testing Solar Kiosk Energy Retail Sales Model

Africa Development Promise is piloting a solar energy retail sales model to meet the challenges of delivering affordable energy solutions to rural communities in the Wakiso District. Using a micro-franchise model, Africa Development Promise provides entrepreneurial women groups the opportunity to own and operate a business that sells a range of solar home lighting products and battery operated tools that increases farm and business productivity. The kiosk also offers services such as printing, copying, phone charging and internet access. With a small investment from the women, Africa Development Promise provides the initial capital investment, marketing support, business and financial management skills and technological tools to run the business. The goal is to accelerate the uptake of renewable energy solutions while offering women an alternative opportunity to economic independence.

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