Commitment to Action

Catalyzing Rural Energy Micro-Entrepreneurs in Rwanda

Commitment by

Nuru Energy

In 2014, Nuru Energy committed to scaling up its solar micro-enterprise activities in east Africa by setting up an additional 2,000 village-level entrepreneurs in Rwanda. These entrepreneurs were provided with Nuru Octopus Chargers, which can be powered by built-in solar panels or by human pedal power, and with rechargeable Nuru LED lights to sell. Nuru Energy also set up a fund to enable more entrepreneurs to afford the up-front costs of purchasing lights and chargers in order to bring clean, low-cost lighting to a larger portion of the rural population, contributing to their larger effort to decrease kerosene use in the region.

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Commitment

Catalyzing Rural Energy Micro-Entrepreneurs in Rwanda

Launched

2014

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$2,000,000

Region

Asia, Africa

Countries

BANGLADESH, INDIA, RWANDA

Commitment by

Nuru Energy

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

BLC Chambers, Latham & Watkins Llp