Our Purpose

To provide energy access as a gateway to financial empowerment and limitless opportunity in Sub-Saharan Africa.

What we do

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.

Our solution

How We Deliver


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

Our Customer

"I love Pawame"

"[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

In the news


Maurice Parets


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

Alexandre Allegue

Chairman, Co-founder

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.

Majd Chaaya

COO, Co-founder

A passionate Industrial Engineer and MSc. in New Energy Technologies with 9 years experience in process improvement and quality systems.

MSc – New Energy Technology, Technical University, Berlin; B.Eng – Concordia University.

Catherine  Wahome

Nyambura Catherine W.

Human Capital Director

Experienced talent development and management leader with extensive team leadership experience in Uganda, India, and Kenya. 


Beniamino Bruno

Beniamino Bruno

Portfolio & ICT Director

Finance and IT experience from PwC. Expert in data mining and machine learning. 

Masters in Finance, LUISS Guido Carli University.


Henry Hall

Senior Financial Advisor

25 yrs in blue chip firms advising and raising capital for entrepreneurs and companies in emerging markets, including SSA Harvard J.D

Levine Araka

Levine Araka

Logistics & Field Operations Director

12 years in Logistics, Warehousing & Inventory Management with DB Schenker Kenya, Aga Khan Foundation and Government of Kenya.


Joshua Mutuku

Joshua Mutuku

Finance Director

7 years of corporate and operational finance experience from Centum, EABL and PwC.

BCOM (Finance), Strathmore University

Kimosop Kendangor

Kimosop Kendagor

Sales & Marketing Director

16 years of sales and ops mgt with MFIs Juhudi Kilimo, Musoni, and Grameen Found’n