Baobab+ is a social business committed to providing access to solar energy and digital transformation, which is a first step to Digital Revolution in Africa and rural areas. They commercialize innovative products with financing solutions that meet the needs of local populations.
Since its launch, over 200,000 homes have been equipped with solar power. A “pay as you go” (PAYG) program allows clients to receive a solar panel upfront and make payments on their own time schedule. Baobab+ provides rural schools with solar lamps so that schoolchildren can pursue their studies at home after nightfall. Baobab+ equips households with tablets for education, family, and business use. The tablets can be used to increase literacy provide healthcare tips, or serve as digital cash registers to help entrepreneurs manage their businesses. Within Africa, Baobab+ partners with local agencies to give clients free access to social impact content including e-education, e-healthcare, and e-farming.
Furthermore, Baobab+ is lobbying local governments to consider PAYG access to solar energy as an essential service to be considered. Baobab has reached over 1.2 million beneficiaries since its inception.