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Villageboom

Solar Light Women’s Group Campaign

The project will provide Tier 1 solar lamps to members of established women’s groups in off-grid areas. The members receive the lamp free of charge for one month, at the end of which they can purchase it through weekly installments collected by the local women’s group. A female agent visits the groups regularly to ensure that all lamps are working and to collect payment. Villageboom piloted this model in other countries with an impressive 95% purchase rate. EEP Africa financing will enable the company to replicate this model in Tanzania and Uganda.

 

Outcome and Impact

The project aims to sell close to 50,000 units and enhance clean energy access for over 235,000 people. The project is expected to reduce 17,760 tonnes of CO₂e emissions annually and create over 100 jobs.

 

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Location

Tanzania, Uganda

Total Project Budget

EUR 409 000

EEP Africa Financing

EUR 286 000

Sector

Solar PV

Type

Replication Project | Stand-alone

Project Start

2020 -