Deevabits Green Energy

Improving access to energy in rural Kenya by empowering women and youth with economic opportunities in the distribution of solar products

Deevabits Green Energy

Founder(s)

David Wanjau

% of Women in Top Management:

75%

Deevabits Green Energy is a social enterprise that distributes solar products to off-grid rural areas in Kenya using a last-mile distribution approach of Village Solar Entrepreneurs (VSE). We use an innovative approach of empowering VSEs, youth and women, to establish micro-enterprises distributing solar lamps. The VSEs forms a robust distribution channel of improving access to solar lamps to the remote rural areas; while pay-as-you-go model enables the poorest households to own a solar lamp by paying for it in small installments hence removing the barrier for upfront payment. The VSEs earn income for their family as they provide affordable and clean lighting source for their neighbours and friends.

Key Facts

Product:

We distribute solar lanterns and solar home systems to rural off-grid customers

Founded:

2016

Country:

Kenya

Sector:

Energy