Fund 100 solar home systems that power lights, cellphone charging, and radio
The projected impact from the solar home systems:
80% of Uganda’s population lack access to electricity, which puts a total of 4 million households off the grid. These households currently spend $4 a week on kerosene, battery charging, drycell batteries, and candles for lighting needs. Of the off-grid households, 1.3 million have disposable incomes that allow them to purchase better quality lighting. These are the ones who will first leapfrog the electricity grid and pave the way for others to join them in switching to solar from kerosene.
There are three reasons why SolarNow solar home systems make switching from kerosene to solar easier than ever:
With 34 franchise stores in the country, SolarNow customers have plenty of options to get their installation and aftersales needs met. SolarNow also has its own Customer Care Team to make sure their customers are satisfied with their products.
All SolarNow products, including the 50W solar home systems in this project, come with full installation, user training and a two-year free maintenance agreement. All product components have manufacturers' warranty ranging from 2 to 20 years.
By 315 People
$0 to go
out of $25,000 Target
SolarNow provides affordable, high quality solar home systems to off-grid households and businesses in Uganda. Their solar home systems range 50 to 500 watts and because they’re modular they can be upgraded over time. Through their network of franchises and by offering a 12-month payment plan to their customers, SolarNow makes solar accessible and affordable for rural, low-income households. Since 2011, SolarNow has sold over 3,000 solar home systems in 30 districts in Uganda.
Loan term: 12 months
Repayment schedule: every 3 months
Interest rate: principal repayments only
Impact points: equivalent to 3.5% annual interest rate
Kayunga is a district located to the northeast of Uganda's capital city, Kampala. The district's population based on 2002 census is 294,613, with more than 90% living in rural areas. Only 4.7% of the population has access to electricity and 73% of all households depend on mainly subsistence farming.