Profile: Mlamba John – East Africa

5. JohnWhat 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 saves time and pollution predicaments.

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

My drive to initiate changes in energy providing throughout Tanzania gave me an insight to work in the sector.

Are there any key people who inspired you to work in this area?

Strive Masiyiwa, a Nigerian entrepreneur who puts emphasis on the off-grid balance and channeling.

Have you lived in an off-grid community? If the answer is yes, what is something you want people with reliable energy to know about growing up off-grid?

No, i have not

What is the most important thing you have learnt so far by being on the off-grid energy track?

Knowledge on technicality and that is vas of it, science adaptability and environment control.

What are some of the challenges you have faced when coming up with an off-grid energy business?

Competent knowledge on technicality at first and also adaptability to the off-grid initiative had me challenged.

Where do you hope to be 3 years from now?

I hope to see myself in a different perspective that is the goal of pushing up our business strategy ahead so we can self employ ourselves.

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