Solar Energy: Investing in a brighter future for Africa
Invest in pioneering businesses that install life-changing solar systems in homes in Sub-Saharan Africa - bringing clean energy and economic opportunities to families, whilst aiming to generate a 4 - 6% annual return for investors.
Now Innovative Finance ISA eligible.View Projects Why Solar
An investment in an Energise Africa project delivers:
ACCESS TO CLEAN ELECTRICITY
Families have convenient access to affordable, cleaner and better quality light - reducing exposure to toxic kerosene fumes.
INCREASED OPPORTUNITIES FOR FAMILIES
Improved livelihoods as parents have improved income generating opportunities and children can further their education.
Up to 6% RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT
Your investment generates a financial return, whilst creating a positive social and environmental impact.
Sollatek Kenya Solar Fridges 1: 5% Bond
Your investment will help Sollatek to provide solar cold storage to 62 businesses in Kenya.
OOLU Solar Issue 4: Burkina Faso - 6% Bond
Your investment will help OOLU to install 697 Solar Home Systems to families previously off grid in Burkina Faso
The collective impact of our community of investors has enabled
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How your investment works
1. Choose a project
The businesses working with Energise Africa are providing small solar systems to families throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.
2. Lend money
You can invest as little as £50. And you can add more to your investment at any time. For some projects, UK aid and Virgin Unite will match your investment which will help to amplify its impact.
3. Create opportunities for families
Your investment will be instrumental in providing the funds needed to build the businesses and infrastructure to enable African families to access affordable and clean solar energy – transforming lives.
4. Get your money back with interest
Every six months, you will receive both interest and a capital repayment from your chosen business. You can see these payments in your account. Please remember your capital is at risk and repayments are not guaranteed.
What African families are saying about solar energy
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