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SOLARKIOSK Energy Business Workshop in Rwanda

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Team members from all Solarkiosk subsidiaries got together in Kigali last week to kick off a workshop that focused on taking the energy and retail business potential in Base-of-the-Pyramid (BoP) communities to the next level. Despite the long distances covered by our team members from various countries, the workshop galvanized our togetherness as a team and added to our excitement about the progress we are making in each and every country, as the pictures below illustrate.

 

The team rented a bus and traveled together into the beautiful Rwandan countryside to see some of our kiosks in action and witness the full potential of our endeavor which enables not only the kiosk entrepreneur, but several further businesses as well…and we made a lot of friends along the way.

 

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Solarkiosk team members…in Kigali…

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…and on location at the Ekocenters in rural Rwanda…

 

One of the visited locations was the market village of Rubona, south of Rwamagana city. The Rubona Ekocenter is operated by an ambitious young local lady named Janet Umuhoza (pictured below) who has become the most renowned retailer of solar products and energy services in the area.

 

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Sophia (Solarkiosk Tanzania) and the Solarkiosk operator Janet at her Ekocenter outlet in Rubona.

 

Torrential seasonal rains didn’t stop the team from visiting the Ruhunda Ekocenter (pictured below), which is the site of the collaborative project with Ericsson and Tigo Rwanda for the provision of 3G mobile connectivity in the area. We’d like to say a major ‘Thank You’ to the Solarkiosk Rwanda team for putting together an amazing workshop and a big shout-out to our Solarkiosk operators who are the key to our success!! Keep up the great work!

 

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Solarkiosk Rwanda Director Evary Murasa entertains the youngsters before the

temporary rain interruption at the Ruhunda Ekocenter and 3G connectivity hub.