What is the impact of an OffGridBox?

The deployment of an OffGridBox in a rural community has a wide range of impact. We are still discovering new levels of impact and attempting to measure them, but please note it is still a work in progress.

  1. New skills acquired following employment by OffGridBox

    women employment: up to 10 trained (up to 4 hired)
    - financial literacy
    - solar and water system maintenance
    - english skills and technical literacy (android app)
    - ‘soft skills’ (such as communication, problem-solving, confidence, negotiation, goal setting, etc)

  2. Income

    twice the average salary of a male in rural Rwanda

  3. Individual (in employee’s own name) savings account

    before employment: TBD

    after employment: TBD

  4. Increased decision making in the home

    TBD who makes decisions about household spending – before and after employment

    TBD do they have greater input into household decisions since being employed

  5. Other positive outcomes

    benefits for local businesses
    - larger margin on bottled water for local shops
    - less “down time“ for restocking inventory
    - electricity for services (hair buzzer for barber shop, general lighting, etc)

Mwogo (the ‘Golden Pilot’)

 

Bugesera District, Mwogo sector, Rurenge Cellule (Population in Nyamata City Area: 34'922 people)

25th | July | 2018 

- solar energy harvested: 4620 kWh 

- power banks re-charged: 3000 recharges

- water purified: 75 cbm

- families with access to purified water: 149 kits

- kids with access to purified water: 447 kids

- CO2 avoided (Vs diesel): 3600 kg

-- wifi (Mb used): 140 Gb

-- employees and partners (# of boxkeepers, bikers, shops, kiosks, etc):

2 Box Keepers, 1 Bicyclist, 1 Motorcyclist, 1 Security Guard
1 Primary School with 10 professors (getting services from us in exchange for the location)
45 retailers of water in the area, 1 water truck
5 Village Sales Agents, 3 Point of Services for battery recharging

-- jerrycans distributed in small shops (liters, because we have 5liters and 20 liters. bottles)

55,000 liters sold (plus 20 cbm for PAYG customers and for internal technical usages)

-- women trained: 5 operators

-- family savings: TBD