Funded by: Dala Energi in May 2014
Kisumu is the third-largest city in Kenya and the second most important city after Kampala in the greater Lake Victoria basin. Kisumu County borders Vihiga to the North, Nandi County to the North East, Kericho County to the East, Nyamira to the South, Homa Bay to the South West, and Siaya to the West. The main source of light is kerosene, sometimes replaced by firewood/candles. For cooking the households almost exclusively use charcoal and firewood (hence a high rate of deforestation in the area).The price of kerosene is higher than in Nairobi by about 40%, due to the long transportation.
GIVEWATTS process has been developed into a process where the initial funding starts the distribution wheel. Our aim is to keep a balance between business efficiency and impact.
Photo Credit: Private for GIVEWATTS