Year that Opio Derrick Hosea founded OneLamp in Jinja, Uganda. Onelamp Envisions a World Where:
Every African household has access to modern clean energy.
Leverage Africa’s rapid mobile revolution, partnerships with local retailers and an existing transport infrastructure to build Africa’s largest lastmile logistics network.
Main target groups include off-grid low-income households, night fishermen, small businesses and communities in rural and peri-urban areas that use kerosene for 2-6 hours a day in East Africa.
Use of USSD technology enabling millions of off-grid East African households order solar lights by SMS, pay with mobile money and enjoy same day door to door delivery to escape energy poverty.
households in East Africa targeted to be made kerosene lantern free by 2020. This will avert 600 million kg of CO2 as a consequence.