110

KIOSKS

9/22

REGIONS REACHED

33 304

DAILY CUSTOMERS

150 000

BENEFICIARIES

220 000

FAMILIES IMPACTED

372

JOBS CREATED

  • DEVELOPMENT
  • ENERGY
  • HEALTH
  • SECURITY
  • INFORMATION
  • ENVIRONMENT
  • EDUCATION
  • TRAINING
  • EMPOWERMENT

Economic and social development

HERi energy kiosks are usually the only access points to electricity in the villages where they are located. As well as supplying energy products and services, they become centres of local life. By promotingeconomic and cultural activityand facilitating the dissemination of information, they fuel the socioeconomic development of rural communities in the country.

Energy access

HERi extends the days of thousands of Malagasy families living in rural areas. Children’s homework, domestic chores, handicrafts, night shifts: life can continue safely after sunset. In addition, the quality of the products and the affordable prices also allow families to save on the recurrent costs of traditional energy and light sources such as batteries, candles and kerosene.

Environment

Rural communities generally use traditional energy and light sources(candles, kerosene lamps or disposable batteries) that are inefficient, polluting and often harmful to people’s health. In addition, they make up a significant portion of the poorest families’ expenses. Enabling these populations to access clean energy as widely as possible is an essential lever in the fight against climate change.

I rent two lamps at the kiosk so I can open my shop after sunset. My income has gone up.

Manager of a small shop in Ambohitrarivo

I charge my mobile phone at the kiosk. Before I had to walk 45 minutes to the next village.

Farmer in Andilamena

  Before my children had difficulties at school, but now it’s getting better.
One of my daughters was even accepted into secondary school.

Agricultural worker in the village of Ampano

I use a lamp to keep an eye on my cow. I feel safer now.

Farmer in Mahaditra

 Since we stopped using kerosene lamps, my children have stopped coughing.

Town hall employee in Ambondromisotra