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February 2017

Engaging social networks for school fees payments: Lessons from an experiment in Kenya

Flexipay is a blended financing concept, designed to help low-income families meet large financing needs, like school fees. Flexipay enables families to pool resources from their social networks transparently, pay their own bills in a flexible way, and (potentially) tap into advances for urgent payments that exceed liquid savings.  This experiment was designed to test […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

Angaza solar lanterns

Angaza Design’s pay-as-you-go technology puts its products within financial reach of  kerosene-dependent households by allowing them to pay for the light in small increments over time at a cost less than they currently pay for kerosene. Angaza’s integrated hardware within the lanterns regulate energy output and enables or disables the light depending on the receipt […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

Energy Hub

Angaza manages a cloud-based PAYG software platform called the Energy Hub, which integrates directly with mobile money platforms (like M-Pesa) and provides a suite of online services to help distributors manage and streamline PAYG financing of solar energy systems. It also works directly with manufacturers to develop custom PAYG hardware solutions that are optimized for […]

Retail innovations
August 2015

Mobisol Solar Home Systems

Mobisol is a pay-as-you-go smart solar home solutions firm that combines solar energy with an affordable payment plan via mobile phone, comprehensive customer service and innovative remote monitoring technology. Mobisol provides solar home systems to low income customers. The systems are networked via GSM/GPRS module and panel-mounted technology, which allows for tracking of technical data and […]