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PAYG Solar in West Africa – PEG Ghana – Ep008

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The image above shows PEG Ghana staff at a local service centre.

This episode is part of a podcast series called “Entrepreneurs & Economic Development” talking to entrepreneurs using business and technology to solve problems at the Bottom of the Pyramid. Listen to the interview by clicking play above. 

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Today’s Guest

Nate Heller, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of PEG Ghana a pay-as-you-go energy company based out of Ghana.

You will learn:

  • How Nate’s Peace Corp background affected his career
  • Shifting from Crowdfunding for Emerging Markets to PAYG Solar
  • Mobile Money penetration in West Africa
  • M-Kopa’s 1st distribution Partner
  • Last Mile Distribution & Rural Sales Networks
  • Upcycling – Shipping containers to Retail outlets
  • Nate’s Favourite West Africa food

Great Quotes

Solar #PAYG in #WestAfrica has the potential to take off right now! @NateHeller Click To Tweet 2 major impacts on #Africa over the last decade: #microfinance and cell phones Click To Tweet Shipping Containers to Stores: Cut it, Paint it, add shelves @NateHeller #EmergingMarkets Click To Tweet

 The PEG Ghana/M-Kopa Solar Kit

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microensure

How to buy life insurance with a text message – MicroEnsure – Ep 007

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This episode is part of a podcast series called “Entrepreneurs & Economic Development” talking to entrepreneurs using business and technology to solve problems at the Bottom of the Pyramid. Listen to the interview by clicking play above. 

iTunes      Stitcher

Subscribe with iTunes for iPhone or Stitcher for Android.

Today’s Guest

Richard Leftley, CEO of MicroEnsure a company that provides various insurances products in emerging markets to the worlds poorest.

You will learn:

  • Texting to buy life insurance
  • Why insurance is critical for the world’s poorest
  • Different forms of insurance in emerging markets (Health, Crop, Livestock)
  • Leveraging Partnerships to Scale
  • Giving away insurance to increase customer loyalty
  • Building Sharia law compliant financial products

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If you have any questions for Ryan, Richard or recommendations for future interviews please place them in the comments section.