How Only $1 Per Week Unlocks Solar Energy for Over 1 Billion People

pproximately 1.2 billion people around the world lack access to grid electricity. To accomplish basic tasks like cooking meals or studying at night, most of these people burn fuel-based, toxic energy and lighting sources like kerosene. But even kerosene costs families over $30 billion a year. Why do so many people continue to burn a life-threatening fuel when technology like solar panels and rechargeable batteries exists to fix this?

Switching from kerosene to solar energy allows families to save money, earn more income, pollute less, and help their children study more. Tweet This Quote

The biggest barrier is upfront cost – most off-grid families will never have enough cash at once to buy a solar product. To solve this, Angaza developed a tech platform to help people spread out the price of a solar payment over time to make it cheaper than the weekly cost of kerosene. To date, they have helped over 1 million people switch from kerosene to solar energy, allowing families to save money, earn more income, pollute less, and help their children study more.


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Brittany Lane

Brittany Lane

Brittany is the global editor of Unreasonable.is, which exists to drive resources and value to entrepreneurs around the world solving big f*$ckin' problems. She believes lasting change happens at the intersection of entrepreneurship and empathy and that good storytelling can move mountains.