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Scaling Solar Lantern and Clean Cookstove Distribution through Village Entrepreneurship

The projects aims at deliver goods and services through a dense network of local entrepreneurs. The company is building a network of micro- entrepreneurs called “Rafiki,” who provide continual access to GCS technologies (solar, cookstoves, and agricultural machines) and services to the bottom of the pyramid. Each Rafiki is directly supported by a regional team to ensure quality service delivery. The company teach each Rafiki how to market, sell, and maintain our products, including problem troubleshooting, broken light replacement, and collection of customer feedback for new product demand.

By the end of this EEP project period, GCS aims to reach, access, and be trusted by over 200,000 households, becoming a household name for delivering truly transformative technologies.  

Project code: TAN10007

Project Type: Scale up

Sector: Solar PV

Location of Implementation: Tanzania

Duration (months): 24

Organization: GCS Tanzania Limited

Type of Organization: Private company

Project Office: P.O. Box 2722, Arusha, Tanzania

Country of lead applicant: Tanzania

Website: www.gcstz.com

Status: ongoing