Each day after sunset, thousands of rural small business owners are forced to close due to the lack of electricity, or choose to remain open by using harmful kerosene lamps or expensive battery lighting products.
Azuri is bringing a level of appropriate infrastructure to rural entrepreneurs, which in turn benefits the whole community. Rural stall-holders are able to open for more hours after sunset with an Azuri solar system, enabling them to boosts product sales.
These stallholders become one of the only points in the community with reliable lighting at night, whilst empowering female retailers and enhancing safety and visibility after dark.
Azuri is also building African entrepreneurs and helping them to grow sustainable and self-supporting commercial businesses, creating economic growth at the local level.