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Hello! Rafode Ltd. are raising KES 1,500,000 to finance solar lamps and cook stoves for rural homes - please help us to meet local demand.

Rafode's Renewable Energy Program aims at providing affordable and good quality renewable energy products, solar lamps and energy savings cook stoves to the rural population. Many of our customer do not have the money available to afford these products, our credit facility enables rural households to obtain the assets and repay in instalments for a pre-determined period of time.  

Rafode Ltd. has activated a large market working with Lighting Africa, Hivos, Enclude and other partners. In 2016 Under USADF project Rafode disbursed 1,056 solar lamps and cook stove loans to 1,056 homes. This means we were able to light up 1,056 rural homes that were using kerosene lamps to renewable energy, which have impacted over 5,000 individuals. Lighting Africa  under IFC  played a big role in  supporting the marketing activities of Rafode renewable energy program  which enabled  us to achieve this targets.The demand for our products has grown significantly and precipitated the need to scale the project to reach to more areas and more clients especially in Western Kenya.

Your support

Rafode is raising $18,750 ($15,000 + bonus $3,750 from match funding) to go towards scaling up the solar lamp and energy savings cook stove project in Western Kenya. Through your kind donations we intend to reach out to an additional 200 new clients through our affordable financing to ease access to renewable energy and cook stove technologies.

Allocation of the funds:

1. Loans for solar and cook stoves: $17,000

  • Cook stove from KES 3,500 to KES 10,000 (depending on type.) 
  • One solar Lamp KES 3,650, two solar lamps is KES 5,900, three lamps is KES 7,900.
  • One energy savings cook-stove KES 2,700
  • Loan terms: 3 months to 9 months
  • Repayment regime is weekly via MPESA
  • Must belong to a group of minimum 5 people

2. Training of clients through groups $1,750

Note books $400 (200 notebooks at $ 2)
Marker pens $200 (200 pens at $ 1)
Flip charts $400 (200 flip charts at $2)
Transport of field officers to deliver product and training $750

Energy for impact (E4I) in collaboration with The U.K department for international development (DFID) are going to match donations 4:1 up to $3,750. That means KES 1,000 is equivalent to KES 1,250!

For more information kindly contact the following:

1. Rafode Ltd: +254 721 306490 / info@rafode.co.ke
2. M-Changa: +254 20 5230565 / support@changa.co.ke
3. Energy 4 Impact: +254 202714165 / east.africa@energy4impact.org


Thank you for your support!









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