IMPACT

IMPACT

We give millions of people a pathway to ownership with an M-KOPA device that sits at the heart of the home or palm of the hand, connecting lights, smartphones, radios, TVs, fridges and more. This creates shared value by making people healthier, wealthier and more productive.

HEALTHY

PROSPEROUS

CONNECTED

GREEN

million

Lives impact with clean, modern energy services

million

Amount customers have saved from fuel displacement

thousand

Individuals connecting to the internet for the first time

million

Tonnes of CO2 avoided from entering the climate

HEALTHY

million

Lives impact with clean, modern energy services

PROSPEROUS

million

Amount customers have saved from fuel displacement

CONNECTED

thousand

Individuals connecting to the internet for the first time

GREEN

million

Tonnes of CO2 avoided from entering the climate

HEALTHY

HEALTHY

Customers transform their homes and lives the day they replace toxic kerosene lanterns or diesel generators with PAYG solar lighting and appliances.

In total, customers have replaced more than 1 million poor-form lanterns and generators with clean solar energy, resulting in children doubling study-hours at home and women benefitting the most from solar TVs, Fridges, and lights for everyday activities. Importantly, everyone can breathe easier and healthier without toxic fumes in homes.

[M-KOPA] saves my time, my money. Now I spend time with my kids helping them to do their homework…

MIRIAM KITUMA

Kipandini, Kenya

[M-KOPA] saves my time, my money. Now I spend time with my kids helping them to do their homework…

MIRIAM KITUMA

Kipandini, Kenya

PROSPEROUS

PROSPEROUS

We empower our customers with financing to own their futures with high-quality products and services that improve quality of life. Solar provides light to keep businesses open for longer, while Phones connect micro-merchants with suppliers, customers and the wider world for jobs and upskilling.

Nearly half of our customers acknowledge that their M-KOPA product enables them to support incomes, whether that is getting a new job, working longer hours, or supporting a business. By unlocking over $400 million in loans for customers, customers have gone on to generate more than $86 million in income for local economies and $467 million in savings for household budgets.

M-KOPA helps me get clean and bright light, while paying less than I did for kerosene. Now I have more money at the end of the week to spend on my family.

MRS. MUTINDA

Athi River, Kenya

M-KOPA helps me get clean and bright light, while paying less than I did for kerosene. Now I have more money at the end of the week to spend on my family.

MRS. MUTINDA

Athi River, Kenya

CONNECTED

CONNECTED

Smartphones and TVs are gateways for customers to access knowledge and information previously out of reach.

While 75% of people in Sub-Saharan Africa remain unconnected to the internet – our innovative financing model unlocks access to mobile internet, with 30% of customers reporting first-time internet users and growing 250 people a day. Now customers enjoy the benefits of being online and use technology confidently to improve their day-to-day lives.

The phone has helped me to run my business smoothly. I’ve been able to make more money because my farmers get the right pictures.
FRANCIS AVAA ONDOGA

Nairobi, Kenya

The phone has helped me to run my business smoothly. I’ve been able to make more money because my farmers get the right pictures.
FRANCIS AVAA ONDOGA

Nairobi, Kenya

GREEN

GREEN

Empowering nearly 3.5 million individuals with solar energy in Africa today safeguards our plant and climate for generations to come.

Access to PAYG Solar has enabled millions of customers to cease emitting 2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide and black carbon into the environment. Moreover, customers’ e-waste recycling has, in turn, given a second life to refurbished phones and solar systems through circular economy principles – inviting over 60,000 more onto the PAYG pathway.

Around 87 to 90% of the returns are refurbished… We partner with e-waste management companies that process the e-waste in a healthy way…
PHILIP KABUBA

Repairs Manager, M-KOPA

Around 87 to 90% of the returns are refurbished… We partner with e-waste management companies that process the e-waste in a healthy way…
PHILIP KABUBA

Repairs Manager, M-KOPA

Discover the myriad of ways M-KOPA is Upgrading Lives in our 2019 Impact Report
Discover the myriad of ways M-KOPA is Upgrading Lives in our 2019 Impact Report