What we do here is a social business. It must be a business so that we can make it grow because the challenge is to benefit millions or tens of millions, hundreds of millions of people but we still have a social impact, which is very important. Africa is a land of innovation. Even though there was no wired phone infrastructure the mobile is absolutely everywhere The Moon project is to combine a solar system, a small individual solar system with a Smartphone and allow households to access electricity, to digitalize, to educate, to save money and create value with all the applications that are embedded in the phone. Through the phone have everything.
I communicate with my husband, I communicate with my daughter who lives by her. My children study through the phone. With the daily expenses app, I know how to calculate my expenses, my income, my savings. This phone is like a computer for me and for my children because wherever I am, my children Study with this phone. Me too, I work with this phone because where I live, I do trade with this phone we had the first experience of electrification in a village and realized that people did not want energy but wanted the things that energy brings. Its first application is to charge their phones, and now it is to charge their smart phones to be able to access the world.
This is a Moon kit composed of an energy part and a digital part that you can see on my phone. It is a double SIM Smartphone so we have a lot of useful applications. When people come to the Moon store they can buy good quality material and they are not obliged to pay in cash up front. They can pay an initial fee and then they pay it little by little, they refund us and the way that we finance this refund it’s by loaning money in France.
Crowd Leaning Platform
There is a crowd leaning platform called Solitaire that allows French citizens to lend money to us and then we lend it to our beneficiaries and it’s a virtuous circle. This solar energy will allow them to power television sets or fridges and productive activities so that our clients can create more and more value. What we do here, this innovation is impossible to do elsewhere with the same ease and the same benefit. We bring digital services but also financial services through strong energy services and that’s an incredible convergence. There is a potential for experimentation that is unique in the world.