To provide energy access as a gateway to financial empowerment and limitless opportunity in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Pawame is transforming the lives of individuals and entire communities, starting with modern energy access. Pawame operates anywhere underserved people are, pushing boundaries deep into some of the most rural communities on the continent while functioning sustainably and with integrity. Pawame is a partner to its customers from their first interaction with a sales agent to the moment of installation by a technician and throughout their ascent up the energy ladder.
More than a pay-as-you-go solar home system provider, Pawame is a platform for opportunity. With each on-time payment, customers prove themselves responsible payers and, over time, forge a rich credit history that opens the way to everything from smartphones to solar water pumps to education loans—entry points to life-altering worlds of financial empowerment and digital connectivity that were previously inaccessible.
Sell a solar home system (SHS)
Customer makes small down payment that includes installation
Monitor customer repayment behavior
Customer makes daily payments for 18-24 months via mobile money transfer
Expand customer relationship
…by offering other PAYG electrical, financial, and digital products & services
"[The Pawame solar home system] has been one of the most treasured possessions I’ve ever had. It has changed my life and that of my relatives."
Margaret Noor Tiren from Baringo, Kenya
Mother, kiosk owner, and Pawame customer since 2017
20+ years combined energy, consumer marketing, entrepreneurial and nuts & bolts leadership experience in the Gulf and abroad.
MBA, Stanford University; MA International Relations, U. of Maryland; BS, U.S. Naval Academy
15 years of leadership in developing, managing, re-structuring ventures & businesses. Former GM & Co-founder of SUN & LIFE, part of ACWA Holding (solar leader in the Middle East).
eMBA Harvard Business School; MS ESSEC, Master in Electronics Engineering at ESIEA, Paris.
Experienced talent development and management leader with extensive team leadership experience in Uganda, India, and Kenya.
EMBA, ESADE Spain
Finance and IT experience from PwC. Expert in data mining and machine learning.
Masters in Finance, LUISS Guido Carli University.
12 years in Logistics, Warehousing & Inventory Management with DB Schenker Kenya, Aga Khan Foundation and Government of Kenya.
7 years of corporate and operational finance experience from Centum, EABL and PwC.
BCOM (Finance), Strathmore University