Category: SDG-7

Funding Stage: Early stage

Country: Madagascar

Award: Participant

Lightin up Madagascar

Jiro-Ve has come up with an innovative, inclusive micro franchise model to provide affordable, clean and healthy lighting for marginalized communities. Their model allows them to rent out a rechargeable LED light for a price that is cheaper than candles or kerosene. For 250 Ariary per day (≈ 0,06 €) people get a fully charged light delivered to their doorstep. Both in rural areas and neighborhoods of cities. Jiro-Ve hires local entrepreneurs and uses existing networks, supporting and developing entrepreneurship.