KARIBU Solar Power is an innovative social enterprise that makes solar lighting (and mobile phone charging) affordable at the price of kerosene via a modular solar lamp and social business model while creating opportunities for local entrepreneurs. By splitting up the components of a solar lamp (solar panel + rechargeable battery/charger + light), they split up the payments, making it affordable to even the poorest families in rural areas, leading to reduced CO2 emissions / toxic fumes and extending study hours for children. In addition, money stays in the community instead of being spent on kerosene, spurring local economic development.

Finalist - Sankalp Awards for Africa 2014