Funded by: E.ON in March 2015
Mwanza is one of Tanzania's 30 administrative regions which has a population of just about 2,772,509. The neighboring regions are Kagera and Geita to the west, Shinyanga to the south, Mara to the east, and Lake Victoria border the region's northern frontier. 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 high. The lack of access to light is quoted by the parents and teachers as one of the biggest hindrances in student performance and it’s very hard to study at home, so they study only at school during the day.
GIVEWATTS process has been developed into a cycle 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