Kenya: Low Income Earners Now Have Affordable Power
The estimated 3 million Kenyans who are yet to get connected to the power grid can now access affordable power for lighting and charge their phones. Safaricom has partnered with M-KOPA and unveiled SIM-based solar lighting solution d.light solar home system.
Customers will pay 40 shillings daily for a period of one year, with a requirement of an initial deposit of 2,500 shillings. People from low income households spend 70 shillings daily to light their houses and charge their phones.