Many of our clients in rural areas have no access to electricity or other forms of power. In fact, only 18% of the Ugandan population is connected to the national power grid, most of whom are in urban areas. Many rural areas will not be connected to the national power grid for at least 10 years.
20% of rural household budgets are spent on paraffin, wax candles, and dry cells—all imported goods. The revenues leave the country and they have negative environmental, safety and health effects.
Our Solar Loan is designed to provide our clients with a solar product, providing a localised, low cost and environmentally beneficial alternative.