Azuri, Unilever launch an e-voucher system for off-grid rural consumers to access goods & services

Pay-as-you-go solar firm Azuri and consumer goods company Unilever recently launched an e-voucher system designed to help off-grid rural consumers access consumer goods and services via pay-as-you-go solar.

The deal will see Azuri customers who purchase a Quad solar home lighting system receive an e-voucher for free Sunlight washing powder for every week they top up their pay-as-you-go solar system.

The e-voucher system, powered by Safaricom can be redeemed at any participating kiosk or trader.

Anthony Esyalai, Home Care Marketing Director for Unilever East Africa lauded the partnership adding that it will go along way in improving the livelihoods of many Kenyans. “Unilever through our Sunlight Brand is proud to leverage on its vast distribution networks to help connect more Kenyans access clean power while at the same time providing a product that allows them to look after their families and their homes in a more hygienic way.”

The partnership by the two firms was sealed during UK Prime Minister Theresa May visit to Kenya this year, with commitments to bring solar to millions more off-grid homes across Kenya and, with that, modern goods and services to enhance family life.  

Azuri has been in Kenya since 2012. The Azuri Quad complete solar home lighting package comes with a 10W solar panel, four powerful LED lights, USB port and mobile phone charging, rechargeable radio and rechargeable torch.

The Quad solar home system features Azuri’s unique HomeSmart™ machine-learning technology that learns and adjusts to each customer’s needs. It even monitors weather conditions and adapts to ensure ‘light all night’.

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Over 600 million people in Africa have no access to electricity. Azuri is delivering reliable, renewable and distributed power on an affordable pay-as-you-go basis.

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