During UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit to Kenya this year, she oversaw the signing of a partnership between pay-as-you-go solar firm Azuri and consumer goods company Unilever. Out of this partnership, now consumers living off the grid in Kenya will have access to consumer goods and services on a pay-as-you-go basis.
The two companies have launched a consumer package that will see off-grid homes purchase a Quad solar home lighting system and get an e-voucher for a free Sunlight washing powder. For every week a home tops up the pay-as-you-go solar system, they get a free Sunlight washing powder.
The e-vouchers system is powered by Safaricom, and the homeowner can redeem for the free washing powder at any of the participating kiosk or trader.
The Home Care Marketing Director for Unilever East Africa, Anthony Esyalai, lauded the partnership saying it will contribute much into improving the livelihoods of Kenyans in rural and marginalized regions.
“Unilever through our Sunlight Brand is proud to leverage on its vast distribution networks to help connect more Kenyans access clean power while at the same time providing a product that allows them to …read more