M-KOPA Solar addresses this global challenge by using an innovative approach to give low-income households in East Africa access to power: it combines mobile payments with GSM sensor technology to enable households to buy a solar home system at an affordable price.

By now, M-KOPA has connected over 400,000 rural households in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania with its solar home systems. The loans provided by Hivos-Triodos Fund, Triodos Microfinance Fund and Triodos Fair Share Fund enables M-KOPA Solar to realise its growth ambitions.