Tiny Totos Kenya
CLEAN ENERGY FINANCING THROUGH SLUMS DAYCARE BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS
The aim of this project was to pilot the distribution and financing of cookstoves and other clean energy products through business partnerships with daycare centres. Over 3,500 informal daycare centres operate in the slums of Nairobi, serving as daily hubs for working mothers from a wide range of professional and personal backgrounds. These women lack access to distribution networks and financial credit. Tiny Toto’s innovative solution tapped into this network to reach marginalised but credit-worthy women. The daycare centres also served as knowledge conduits about better health and nutrition. EEP Africa financing enabled Tiny Totos to take higher risks in offering low-income women access to clean energy financing.
Outcome and Impact
The project provided daycare centres and low-income working women with access to clean energy products and financing, thus creating healthier environments for children and families in the Nairobi slums. The aim was to build business partnerships with 200 daycare centres and sell 5,000 clean cookstoves. The transition away from charcoal stoves resulted in clean energy access for 11,946 people, cost savings of EUR 707,801, and a reduction of 6,479 tonnes of CO2e emissions.
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