Kenya & Uganda
July 2016: JikoPower's two week journey through Kenya and Uganda was incredible! We met with partners, held demonstrations, assessed market and customer needs, and solidified distribution networks, in 6 key areas of Kenya and Uganda. The JikoPower Spark was met with overwhelming enthusiasm by customers, distributors, partners and the community.
Salim, from ACON in Bongoma, Kenya, and Simeon, from Project Stoke based out of Kisumu, Kenya, are over seeing the distribution and use of 50 Spark prototypes. Over the course of the trip, hundreds of people signed up to purchase the JikoPower Spark and many have already made their first payment.
February 2017: President and CEO, Ryan Ahearn returned from a successful three week trip to Kenya in February. He met with non-profits, microfinance agencies, impact investment groups and distributors.
During his visit, Ryan was able to explore financing options for our customers, locate office space in Nairobi, tour in-country manufacturing, follow up with our existing partners and make valuable connections.