Athanase Ngabonziza, a resident of Bugesera District in Eastern province who bought the system on Tuesday 11th May after consultation with his wife expressed his gratitude for being recognized as part of Mobisol’s tremendous journey.
“I am delighted to be part of this milestone and I strongly believe that lives of my family and I are going to change drastically and I believe my kids will have more time to revise and do their homework at night,” Ngabonziza extended his happiness as he family and friends cut a cake to celebrate the milestone.
Mobisol group Head of marketing Leslie said one of Mobisol’s objectives is to empower children who study in rural areas where there is no electricity. By using solar, they benefit from clean and efficient light at night and can access information via radio, TV and connect to the Internet via mobile phones – thus increasing their educational opportunities.
“At the same time, the reliable electricity through our high quality German engineered solar home systems we offer an opportunity for people to utilize it for various income generating activities,” Leslie said.
“Many customers pay off their solar systems while making money by using solar haircutters in salons or run mobile phone charging stations in rural areas with no connection to the national grid. We also provide free installation, a comprehensive after sales service including long warranties and maintenance service for a minimum of three years. People may live in rural areas but they too want to enjoy the merits of real electrification. Moreover, they want to understand what is going on in the world and they too are aiming big. They want a modern lifestyle. We are here for that.”
Mobisol offers an attractive and affordable ‘rentto-own’ model, providing customers with high-quality solar home systems as customers make small monthly payments via mobile money for up to three years. Customers can do daily, weekly or monthly payments to pay off – and fully own their personal electricity source and associated appliances having paid off the system.
The systems are available in sizes from 100 to 200W.
Read this article and more in issue n° 75 of Hope Magazine.