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

Kouma AgbenowossiKouma 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, and has a Bachelor in International Affairs from the University of Lome-Togo

What is your off-grid energy business? Can you give a brief overview? How long have you been working on this business?

Project Production Solaire is an energy services company in sizing, supply, installation and commissioning of the solar kits and solar systems in rural areas. We are also specialized in construction of wells and water tower and supply, installation and commissioning of solar pumping equipment service.  I have been with the business since 2016.

What inspired you to start working in off-grid energy? 

I have the privilege to be one of the missionaries (a volunteer) at VELI called “VELI Ambassadors” (October 29th 2014 – February 03rd 2015). As we were sent by the Institute to go from place to place and train people in business and leadership around West Africa. I discover that there is a huge need of light and water more than I ever think. So as I was called by the CEO of PPS it was a pleasure for me to be among the team to meet the need of the population.

Have you lived in a off-grid community? 

As I grew up in village I have a burning desire to do my best to be part of solving the issue of water in any area where there is a need.

If you could share some wisdom with yourself 3 years ago, what would it be?  

My motto: “there is always a solution”, what you see today as problem is in reality not, but a challenge. When you stand to face it with faith and courage it turn to opportunity

Where do you hope to be 3 years from now?

I find our enterprise and I building pump (solar pump system) to provide water from village to village in 3 years from now. May God help us through.

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