KARIBU Solar Power is a social enterprise that makes energy available at the price of kerosene. We design, manufacture and distribute a solar pay-as-you-go “business in a box” kit for Tanzania. It is an income-producing asset for an entrepreneur (just like a chicken or goat) but it is also an affordable way to buy light (and mobile phone charging) for an end-consumer.
The kit consists of 2 “hockey puck” rechargeable lights/phone chargers and 1 solar panel as well as instructional information and marketing materials.
We recently won the United Nations SEED Award as well as the Principality of Monaco’s EDGE Competition and we placed in the Top 5 at Harvard University’s Social Enterprise Conference. We have also been featured on CNN, the CBC and in Forbes Africa.