Mobisol welcomes 1,000th customer
Vodacom Tanzania has welcomes the 1,000th customer to sign up for Mobisol, a home solar electrification system paid for via M-PESA.
Mobisol solar panels are connected to a GSM modem and paid for in monthly instalments via mobile phone.
The system, developed by Mobisol Germany, was initially trialled in Tanzania and Kenya, and has allowed users to improve their daily lives and even launch home-based businesses.
Mobisol said that after the positive response to the pilot projects, it aimed to install 10,000 systems in Tanzania, Kenya and Ghana. 1,000 people have now bought the system across the region.