Virtual Grid launched in Rwanda!
The Virtual Grid combines prepaid technology with the WakaWaka Power: after a one-time deposit on the WakaWaka Power, weekly scratch cards are bought to activate the unit. The code on the scratch card, along with a unique code from the WakaWaka Power, is sent by text to a free local service number. A text is instantly returned containing an activation code for the unit.
Provided the pilot is successful, a nationwide rollout in Rwanda (and later other African countries) will follow, which will be supported with additional, larger financing volumes from FMO. FMO and WakaWaka consider this pilot as a foundation for a long-term partnership for off-grid energy.