In 2016, GLOW partnered with Sun Transfer Kenya to build three Solar Centers in the Western Region of Kenya. The specific targeted regions of impact are: Homabay, Migori, and Bungoma.
STKE was registered in August 2009 as an off-grid solar company with a core mission of improving energy access to over 4 million households and small businesses unreached by the grid in rural Kenya.
Over the years, the conceptual and practical understanding of energy service for the Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP) communities has expanded beyond kerosene displacement to include a wider package of services e.g. entertainment and productive uses – both crucial for transforming the lives and livelihoods for the BOP.
GLOW will support STKE’s holistic business model by donating the cost of opening and operating 2-3 Solar Centers in Western Kenya. These Solar Centers will each have 7 staff members: 1 Solar Centre manager 1 Admin Assistant, 1 Direct sale representative, and 4 Technicians.
They will offer a wide variety of inventory, available for both direct purchase and Pay-As-You-Go finance options. With this approach, we will not only be spreading clean, green, and limitless light to those otherwise living in the dark; but we will also be creating sustainable income and technological training for those in need, as well.