In this project, Orange Money Madagascar will launch a Solar Home System service on a pay-as-you-go basis – using mobile money and leveraging the Orange brand
In this project, Orange Money Madagascar will launch a Solar Home System service on a pay-as-you-go basis – using mobile money and leveraging the Orange brand – in partnership with d.light, a supplier of solar home system products. The energy offering will result in improved access to electricity for underserved households around Antananarivo, the northern and western areas of Madagascar.
“Madagascar is one of the countries facing the biggest challenges in terms of access to electricity. It is estimated that 16% of the population lives in areas where they can access electricity where this figures stands at 61% in Senegal and 86% in South Africa. Orange believes that it is possible to come up with innovative solutions to empower each family in Madagascar, by leveraging Orange’s expertise in this field and Orange Madagascar’s key assets. Orange will use its wide agent network to reach millions of Malagasy and equip them with solutions such as solar home systems or mini-grid solutions. Beyond distribution it is key to imagine new ways to pay and finance these solutions. This is where our leading mobile financial service Orange Money, and its partners, will help reduce the upfront acquisition cost for as many customers as possible.” – Michel Degland, CEO, Orange Madagascar