The Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) model empowers rural communities by providing access to renewable energy
and clean water at an affordable price.
If you are a company or an NGO interested in making the same impact while also generating revenues, you could consider franchising our OffGridBox. All it takes is an initial investment that covers production, shipment, installation, and training.
After deployment, we charge a modest monthly service fee for remote monitoring and backup, plus a small share of the revenues in exchange for training on the business model and for the use of proprietary software to manage business, maintenance, and hardware technology.
So far, we have successfully installed 8 PAYG boxes in Rwanda, with 32 more boxes (already funded!) being deployed in the near future.
Women entrepreneurs are trained to run the boxes and people in remote areas now have access to purified water, clean energy, and Wi-Fi for communication!
OffGridBox users do the following:
Purchase a battery kit + jerrycans (micro loans available)
Pay a small amount (~0.18 cents) to recharge the battery, get purified water, and access Wi-Fi from the box at each visit
Use services about 2-3 times a week
About 400 families are served from each box
Interested in franchising and our business model? Let us know!