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FUNDED PROJECTS

Charm Impact

Charm Impact

Founded in 2018, Charm Impact’s mission is to combat the financial exclusion of clean energy entrepreneurs across sub-Saharan Africa who have challenges accessing the financing they need to grow their…

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TRI

TRI

TRī is an early-stage electric mobility company offering affordable three-wheeled vehicles to professional drivers on a lease-to-own scheme.

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ECOBODAA

ECOBODAA

Ecobodaa is a Kenyan e-mobility start-up with a mission to provide affordable, electric motorcycle taxis to riders in Nairobi on a lease-to-own payment plan.

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HINCKLEY

HINCKLEY

Hinckley Associates, in collaboration with CMU and Fan Milk, is spearheading an initiative to produce second life lithium battery packs to power fridge-freezers in Nigeria’s cold chain sector.

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GOOD NATURE AGRO: Helping farmers grow more and earn more

GOOD NATURE AGRO:
Helping farmers grow more and earn more

Good Nature Agro (GNA) aims to introduce solar-powered borehole and irrigation systems to allow farmers to take on new crops and grow their earnings.

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OnePower: enhancing Lesotho’s manufacturing capacity of solar PV components

OnePower: enhancing Lesotho’s manufacturing capacity of solar PV components

OnePower (1PWR) is a solar power developer based in Lesotho with both on-grid and off-grid projects. 

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BURN: bringing energy-efficient cookstoves within reach of low-income families

BURN: bringing energy-efficient cookstoves within reach of low-income families

BURN designs, manufactures, and sells affordable and energy-efficient clean cookstoves to low-income households in developing economies.

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LAGAZEL: leading local manufacturer of high-quality solar lamps & kits in Africa

LAGAZEL: leading local manufacturer of high-quality solar lamps & kits in Africa

LAGAZEL is the first company to manufacture solar lamps in Africa, providing a quality local solution to households that do not have access to electricity.

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INNOVEX: Creating Technology for Africa

INNOVEX: Creating Technology for Africa

Innovex is a technology company based in Uganda focused on embedded systems, connected devices, web and software development, and wireless communication technologies.

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4R Digital

4R Digital

4R Digital aims to launch affordable solar water pumps and irrigation kits in Kenya, with water equipment supplier partners Davis and Shirtliff.

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Access Afya

Access Afya

Securing off-grid electricity supply for Curafa™ points of care for integrated healthcare services to improve sustainability and continuity of healthcare in underserved populations in rural areas.

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Simusolar

Simusolar

Simusolar is an agriculture equipment supplier focused on providing solar-powered products that have a direct and significant impact on productivity.

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Roam

Roam

Roam (formerly operating as Opibus) is an electric mobility company with an ambitious goal: to electrify Africa one vehicle at the time.

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Lay Volunteers International Association (LVIA)

Lay Volunteers International Association (LVIA)

Lay Volunteers International Association (LVIA) is piloting access to innovative applications of solar energy for off-grid milk pasteurisation and cooling to generate sustainable livelihoods.

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Heifer International

Heifer International

Heifer International aims to transform the rural dairy value chain through the Solar for Sustainable Income in Dairy (SSID) project in Uganda.

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VOLT-TERRA

VOLT-TERRA

VOLT-TERRA seeks to increase profitability of mini-grids in agricultural value chains by applying the cutting-edge KeyMaker Model (KMM).

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Practical Action Consulting

Practical Action Consulting

In Malawi, agriculture is mostly rain-fed. This reliance on one growing season and erratic rainfall results in unreliable yields and quality of produce.

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REPARLE

REPARLE

REPARLE is developing an off-grid electrification project in Northern Uganda that uses hybrid solar and gasification solutions to turn agricultural residues into electricity for microgrids in rural refugee and host…

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Zembo Motorcycle

Zembo Motorcycle

Zembo (Zero Emission Motorcycle Boda) is a start-up company that provides sustainable mobility solutions for Africa.

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ClearSky Power

ClearSky Power

Through this PREO-funded project, ClearSky Power (CSP) aims to install photovoltaic powered drip irrigation (PVDI) systems at farms in Somaliland.

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CAFÉ KIVU

CAFÉ KIVU

Congolese coffee company Café Kivu seeks to address this issue by sourcing, roasting, packaging and marketing the best coffees from the Kivu region of the DR Congo locally, thereby capturing…

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Koolboks

Koolboks

Through this PREO-funded project, Koolboks aims to develop a sustainable business model for female fish traders in Nigeria by providing access to off-grid solar refrigerators.

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BODAWERK

BODAWERK

Farm mechanisation is unaffordable and scarce for many rural smallholder farmers in East Africa. As a result, labour intensive activities like ploughing, threshing and milling are still largely done by…

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PEG Africa

PEG Africa

PEG Africa plans to provide 160 solar-irrigation systems on credit to underserved smallholder farmers in Senegal to help improve the productivity of vegetable farms.

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Imara Tech

Imara Tech

Imara Tech is developing a portfolio of agricultural machines that can be powered by clean energy and used to establish profitable, income-generating businesses in off-grid areas.

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Afya Research Africa

Afya Research Africa

Afya Research Africa is installing solar energy systems across its network of rural medical centres (Ubuntu-Afya Kiosks) and linked public health facilities.

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InspiraFarms

InspiraFarms

InspiraFarms is providing compact first mile cooling infrastructure to small scale farmers in Kenya.

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Jumeme

Jumeme

The KeyMaker Model is a new way of looking at the mini-grid business.

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Equatorial Power

Equatorial Power

Equatorial Power, Mobilizing Electricity for Productive End Uses and Fishermen eMobility in Lake Victoria.

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M-KOPA

M-KOPA

M-KOPA Solar aims test the economic viability of micro and small businesses in rural Kenya, through access to an affordable smartphone bundles with business management tools and low-cost internet connectivity.

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