The Partnership of Solar Expansion for Off-Grid Community

Kenya Women Microfinance Bank (KWFT) has risen to be the most successful Microfinance bank controlling over 45% of the Microfinance market in Kenya. With over 800,000 clients across the country, KWFT has invested in a vast branch network with over 230 offices spread out across 45 out of the 47 counties in Kenya. This has ensured that KWFT has deep penetration into remote, rural and peri-urban areas to ensure that women gain financial inclusion to uplift their living standards. As a result, KWFT introduced a project focusing on off-grid communities which covers more than 80% of KWFT clientele.              

In partnership with Barefoot Power, KWFT offers 2 products from Barefoot Power to the bank clients; Barefoot Connect 600 and Barefoot Connect 3000 with 16 inches flat screen TV with inbuilt DVD player, decoder, USB and HDMI.

The expected benefits to our KWFT clients will cover:

  1. Saving money - No running cost when comparing to kerosene
  2. Improving health - No smoke or burns
  3. Generating income - through phone charging services
  4. Protecting the environment - No kerosene fumes
  5. Improving education opportunity – Extend reading time at night.
  6. Reliable quality product- Two years warranty for both products.

Here are KWFT branches where we have already rolled out the program, check it out!!!

Western Kenya & Nyanza(Lake Victoria Basin) - Busia, Butere, Kakamega, Malava, Mbale, Mumias, Serem, Webuye, Bungoma, Vihiga, Funyula, Homabay, Kisii East, Kisii West, Migori, Kuria East, Kehancha, Ikonge, Kisumu, Luanda, Ugunja, Siaya, Muhoroni, Katito, Madiany, Kendu Bay, Mbita, Ndhiwa, Oyugis, Rongo, Isibania, Muhuru, Awendo, Nyatike, Ahero,Bondo, Katito, Kenyenya, Keroka North, Keroka South, Kilgoris, Mumias, Nyamarambe,Nyamira, Nyatike, Ogembo, Rongo, Turbo, Ugunja, Usenge.

  •  Eastern Kenya - Machakos, Masii, Kathiani, Kibwezi, Kitui East, Kitui West, Kivaa, Matuu, Mtito Andei, Mutomo,Mwingi, Tala, Wote, Nunguni, Zombe.
  • Rift Valley Kenya - Njoro, Molo, Eldoret Central, Eldoret East, Eldoret West, Kaptumo, Ole Nguruone, Kimilili, Kitale, Nandi Hills.
  • Coast Region: Kilifi, Watamu, Mtwapa, Malindi North, South and Branch, Garsen, Hola, Lamu, Mazeras, Changamwe,Island, Mikindani, Mariakani,Mombasa Branch, Kisauni, Bamburi, Kinango, Kwale, Likoni, Lunga Lunga, Msambweni, Diani Unit and Branch
In September- October, we will be expanding to the rest of Rift Valley, Central and Mt. Kenya regions.

Mrs Domitila Muinde in Masii, Machakos County, Eastern Kenya received her Barefoot Connect 3000 and Solar TV. Our Technician delivered Barefoot Product and installed the lighting system and TV at her house.

She is now enjoying watching the news on TV with Barefoot Solar light at night time.

Mrs Domitila Muinde happily received Barefoot Connect 3000 and TV in Masii, Machakos County.

If you would like to become a Happy Family who can enjoy watching the News on TV with Barefoot Solar Lights at Night time, or would like to know how to own Barefoot Solar Lighting System, contact your nearest KWFT branch.

For more information on roll out plans or other enquiries about KWFT Project, please contact:

Joel Kinuthia– Country Manager, Barefoot Power Kenya Ltd.

Phone: + 254 728 255 807

Email: joelk@barefootpower.com

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