ONELAMP

Onelamp is Africa’s on-demand service for clean energy. It’s 100% powered by USSD technology enabling millions of off-grid African households order solar lights using their cell phones and enjoy door to door delivery using an existing transport infrastructure. ONELAMP targets 85 million people living without electricity access in East Africa. Our mission is to expand access to affordable quality clean energy solutions through innovative distribution networks and mobile technology at the BoP.

Fundraising

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Idea

We have an elevator pitch. We plan to develop a new offering for our current <abbr title="Base of the Pyramid">BoP</abbr> customers.
We have an elevator pitch. We plan to develop a new offering for our current BoP customers.

Onelamp uses the power of mobile SMS to aggregate demand for clean energy at the bottom of the pyramid while reducing; supply chain inefficiencies cost and the time and money offgrid households currently spend travelling to central markets to purchase dangerous kerosene for lighting. We also deploy USSD technology for payments, customer service.

Team

We are not going to build this ourselves. Our plan is to have others build for us.
We are not going to build this ourselves. Our plan is to have others build for us.

ZURAH is our Chief Supply Chain Officer With a background in Procurement and Supply Chain Management she handles our stock management, supply chain. SANDRA is our Chief Customer Service Officer. She has a background in public administration.


Product

We have a demo or prototype and are ready for the next step.
We have a demo or prototype and are ready for the next step.

Onelamp delivers a range of quality certified products to offgrid African homes that use kerosene lanterns for lighting within a day. We partner with the best solar manufacturers globally.

Revenue

We already have revenue from paying customers.
We already have revenue from paying customers.

Onelamp customers enjoy the comfort and convenience of mobile payments from anywhere in Uganda. The mobile payments are made through both MTN Mobile money and Airtel money platforms as we continue negotiations with other mobile money service providers in East Africa.


Inclusiveness

We involve low-income groups as employees.

To close the last-mile gap Onelamp relies on local retailers scattered across villages in East Africa for activation of the clean energy on-demand service. We teach village retail shop owners how to order solar lights by SMS or using the USSD short codes and they then teach customers who visit their shops.

We involve low-income groups as employees.

Our target is to avert 600 million kg of carbon dioxide by 2020 by eliminating tadoobas/kerosene lanterns in 3million households in East Africa. Just one solar light averts 200kg of carbon dioxide emissions generated by a kerosene light in one year.

  1. Idea and Stage

  2. Team and Organization

  3. Market and Marketing

  4. Finance

  5. Impact

  6. Investment

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