A TRINE crowd-funding campaign has been launched to bring clean energy to 5,880 people in Harambee, Kenya. Azuri’s partner Raj Ushanga House (RUH) will use the loan to purchase and distribute 1,200 Azuri Solar Home Systems.
Harambee is located 340 km east of Nairobi. It’s a very green area where people are farming sugar cane or maize. The local population spends EUR 2.18 per week in average on traditional energy sources such as kerosene and diesel as well as phone charging. Most of the children study in front of a kerosene lamp, getting their noses blocked and problems with eyesight due to the fumes.
The solar home systems will allow people to save money that was previously spent on kerosene and candles. Access to clean solar energy will enable children to study late in the evenings, without negative consequences on their health. Besides bringing clean electricity to over 5,000 people, the project will also enable local businesses to flourish.
For more information or to invest in this project, please visit the TRINE crowd funding page
1.2 billion people around the world currently lack access to electricity. TRINE seeks to solve this problem by closing the gap between private capital in developed countries and local solar partners in emerging markets.
For more information visit: https://www.jointrine.com/
Raj Ushanga House has been in operation since 1980 and became one of the largest importers and distributors of decorative glass beads in Kenya. In 2013 they became a distributor of solar products and formed a partnership with Azuri in 2014 to begin importing, distributing and financing Azuri solar home systems in Kenya.