Tag Archives: off-grid community

Profile: Suleiman Mzungu, SUJA – East Africa

Tuesday September 12th, 2017 - Smart Villages

What is your off-grid energy business? can you give a brief overview? How long have you been working on this business? My off-grid business deals with production of charcoal briquettes with a brand name “Mukala”. We focus on production of clean cooking energy using agricultural waste materials like coconut husks, sugarcane husks, wood pieces, charcoal… […]

Profile: Neema, Tacode -East Africa

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What are you currently working on? For how long? Can you give a brief overview? Still working on it but up to right now there isn’t much progress – limited scope with UTT . Have recent undergone an exhibition in January at UDEC – worked on their prototype to refine their idea. Still in close… […]

Profile: Clifford Okoth – Chemolex – East Africa

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Brief biography Clifford is an entrepreneur, marketer and sales trainer in Kenya. Since graduating from the university, he has passionately worked at Chemolex Company where he is a co-founder. I have developed the start up from the ideation to the scale up phase where the company serves 400 households, 30 businesses and operates 5 solar… […]

Profile: Tecla Mariwa – East Africa

Sunday September 10th, 2017 - Smart Villages

What is your off-grid energy business? Manufacturing of portable bio-gas for generation of cooking energy and organic fertilizers. Can you give a brief overview? Lack of adequate cooking energy has been one of the major problems in the country. Many people utilize charcoal and firewood which is not an environmental friendly source of energy. However,… […]

Profile: Mlamba John – East Africa

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What is your off-grid energy business? My off-grid energy business is an efficient stove producing business known as Jensen energy incorporated in collaboration with partners named Nelson Maleko and Senteu together with Elifadhili Shaidi. Can you give a brief overview? Our business incorporates at producing efficient cooking stoves that avoid the loss of heat plus… […]

Profile: Elifadhili Shaidi – East Africa

Friday September 8th, 2017 - Smart Villages

  What is your off-grid energy business? The business is the production of affordablle efficient stoves which uses less fuel to produce more heat. Can you give a brief overview? The problem we identified is that most stoves produced locally dissipate large amount of heat to the surrounding, does not focus the energy to the… […]

Profile: Kouma Agbenowossi, Project Production Solaire – Finalist, West Africa

Friday June 23rd, 2017 - Smart Villages

Kouma Agbenowossi is in charge of marketing for PPS (Projet production Solaire), which specializes in Renewable Energy in Togo.  Kouma started working with PPS in March 2016 and has a background in negotiation, leadership education and team management.  He is studying Business Administration and Leadership (ongoing) at VELI (van Duyse Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute) at Cotonou-Benin,… […]

Profile: Kabir Ademoh, Ajima Farms – Finalist, West Africa

Wednesday June 21st, 2017 - Smart Villages

Brief Bio Kabir is the Head Of Operations for Ajima Farms and General Enterprises in Nigeria and has worked on a variety of roles within the Agricultural sector. He is the founder of Fresh Daily a grocery delivery business aimed at supplying sustainably grown vegetables from a network of micro-farms. He has a background in… […]