The investment will enable SOLARKIOSK to set up an additional 85 E-HUBBS and with an average of 5,000 households in the catchment area of each E-HUBB some 425,000 households will feel the difference a nearby E-HUBB makes. In addition E-HUBB operators will be recruited locally – in some places one and in other places two – which will create direct employment for approximately 120 people.
There’s a strong mission alignment between BESTSELLER FOUNDATION and SOLARKIOSK which provides the basis for a solid partnership that will enable, empower and enhance the sustainable economic development of communities at the base of the pyramid.
BESTSELLER FOUNDATION’s director, Kristian Sloth Petersen, says that the foundation looks forward to a joint push towards further refining the SOLARKIOSK connected solar market centers and turn them into dynamic, smart and modern rural market places.
“SOLARKIOSK’s concept and technology are ingredients of a remarkable model that has the potential to be a game-changer in Africa and elsewhere where people are ‘dis-connected’. Our investment combined with lots of work and dedication will pave the last mile to the underserved communities at the base of the pyramid. We will walk the last mile together,” says Kristian Sloth Petersen.