Fund the first solar inventory for direct sales agents in Kabwe and Mumbwa
Meet Patson. Patson is 48 years old and married with four children. He farms a small plot of land and sells extra maize for money at harvest time.
Since he joined the Zamsolar Solar Scout program, he has a new routine in his life. Each day he wakes up early in the morning, straps a box of products onto his bike, and rides as far as 30 kilometers away to explain solar technology to new customers.
Now he is earning significantly more stable income than before and can pay for his children's school tuition. He is also proud to be helping his neighbors get affordable and money-saving solar lighting and phone charging.
Your loan will help to create more stories like Patson's and power rural Zambia, one empowered Solar Scout at a time.
A $10,000 loan will propel 50 new Zamsolar Solar Scouts in Kabwe and Mumbwa with an inventory of solar lights and cellphone chargers. This not only creates local jobs, but also has great benefits for their communities!
1) Impact for Solar Scouts
All Solar Scouts sell the same product:
Sun King Pro by Greenlight Planet. Provides 15 hours of light on a single day's charge. It is remarkably brighter than a typical kerosene lantern and includes a mobile phone charging port.
By 94 People
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out of $10,000 Target
Zamsolar is a social enterprise that empowers a network of sales agents in rural villages and delivers solar products and other cost-saving and income-generating products to the 10 million Zambians who have no electricity. Their Solar Scout program provided more than 500 un-electrified families with safe, affordable, and clean light in rural Zambia through employing and training more than 100 Solar Scouts.
Repayment term: 12 months
Repayment schedule: every 3 months
Interest rate: principal repayment only
Impact points: equivalent to 3.5% annual interest rate
Mumbwa and Kabwe, Zambia, our specific target markets, are large towns that serve as hubs for farmers. They serve as market centers for Central Province, which has 174,000 households that lack electricity. Most of these people will visit Mumbwa or Kabwe every few months to sell crops and purchase farming inputs and other necessities.
Mumbwa and Kabwe are both approximately two hours’ drive from Lusaka, minimizing the overhead costs required to serve these communities.