We built a grid for 3000 people living in Igbérè, a village in Benin
Over 100 families, businesses and public services get electricity
They can light their homes and power any electrical appliance just as if they were in the city
The grid is live 5 hours each day
Access for everyone
Villagers access the grid using mobile money prepaid contracts that can be unlocked at any time by text message
Life in the village has transformed dramatically
Living conditions are improving, economic opportunities are rising
Entrepreneurs like Julienne can operate their shops in the evening and use fridges to preserve food.
Rural clinics can run more efficiently, even at nighttime
Villagers can access information about what is going on in the world and experience an open air cinema for the first time
The Temple, Mosque and Church are now of the fanciest gathering places in the village
Click on the pictures below to discover other stories of people from Igbérè
Beyond Igbérè, we want to bring electricity to hundreds of villages
Tristan and Louise, Power:On co-founders, and Jean, manager of Igbérè's grid
We will soon launch a crowdfunding campaign and upgrade our grid to use solar energy
Help us get the word out on October 25th!
Our innovative solution for electricity access will then be replicated to every remote village
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