Kingo is a solar energy utility company for rural off-grid communities. Like purchasing credit for a mobile phone, Kingo’s prepaid solar service overcomes high upfront costs by allowing customers to buy energy by the hour, day, week or month. Currently, Kingo is installing its service at a rate of 2,500 a month. By 2020, they aim to reach 600,000 homes across Central America and South Africa.
Impact on Illiteracy
Kingo enables children, often living in poverty, to reliably study at night. Parents confirm their children are studying 350% more since obtaining Kingo’s prepaid service. Daily, this is an increase from 40 min of studying by candlelight or kerosene to 2 hours and 40 min, corresponding with improved grades in 81% of these homes.
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