Funded by: Vattenfall Eldistribution AB in March 2014
Homa Bay County is located in Nyanza Province of Kenya. Its capital and largest town is Homa Bay. The county has a population of just above a million, and borders Lake Victoria to the West and North. The population is mainly small holder farmers, with a few cows and goats for grazing. This renders them vulnerable to the growth in population, and climate change. The main source of light is kerosene, sometimes replaced by firewood. The price of kerosene is higher than in Nairobi by about 40%, due to the long transportation. Updated and verifiable statistics are difficult to come by, but in 2007, there were 1,000 primary schools, with 283,162 pupils, and 235 secondary schools, with 31,317 pupils. 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 brings access to clean energy products as solar lamps. 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.
Impact Follow Up