MWEZI: Solar solutions for Africa from Africa


 

 

Paul Clements-Hunt

Founder at The Blended Capital Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Friends of The Blended Capital Group,

TBCGwww.blendedcapital.com ) is taking a minority stake in a new UK start up company, MWEZI, that is driving efforts to create a solar lamp solution for Africa made in Africa.

The MWEZI vision is to serve off grid African communities as well as the needs of refugees in complex humanitarian situations with a solar lamp assembled by Africans and thereby creating stable local employment over time.

Behind MWEZI is the longer-term aspiration to deliver “health, wealth, education and environmental” solutions that are forged by Africans for Africa.

TBCG has known the British entrepreneur behind MWEZI, Mike Sherry, since 2005 and we believe his vision is compelling and his can do attitude refreshing.

For more see:

http://www.mwezi.org/

KICK STARTING MWEZI:
As part of the development, MWEZI wants to take its UK-developed prototype solar lamp to scale ahead of assembly in Kenya. MWEZI has just launched a fundraising drive on the crowd sourcing site, Kick Starter. The initial funding deadline is May 31with a target of GBP 25,000. MWEZI has already trended on Twitter.

If you want to know more or would like to back MWEZI then visit:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/600730948/the-mwezi-light-made-in-africa-for-africa?ref=live