Empowerment through clean energy

Mwangaza Light’s pillar on Partnership has seen them create products that support the youth and women in off grid communities find income generating ventures. One of our flagship project has been the barber kit combo that comes with:

  • Two solar rechargeable shavers
  • Two grooming scissors and mounting clippers
  • One 200 lumen bulb for night-time lighting
  • 55W solar panel
  • 10,000 mA
  • Mobile phone charging station with a 10 phone capacity

Entrepreneurs can make up to $150 everyday, a modest income! The barber kit is available on a deposit and balance paid in instalment through our PAYG platform. Mwangaza Light has also worked with women group, table-banking groups and self-help groups to set them up as clean energy ambassadors, selling energy efficient cook stoves, solar lanterns and home systems within the groups and household in the community. These products can be purchased through layaway plans, on cash or through SHG financing and PAYG for solar. Participating groups can access these products from Mwangaza Light at wholesale prices, and the margins earned from the sales recorded as income / dividends for the groups.