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Our operating environment changed overnight on March 13th, when Kenya recorded its first known case on COVID-19. As so many other governments around the world, the Kenyan government has since balanced between containing the spread of the virus and maintaining people’s livelihoods. …


2020 started out with a bang for Pawame and Nairobi as a whole: the city that we are proud to have as our home was also host to over 1,250 off-grid solar professionals attending the Global Off-Grid Solar Forum and Expo hosted by GOGLA and the World Bank Group’s Lighting…


The Pawame team is always looking to learn new things! To help make that possible, we hosted a field team training day and team building day in November at our Nairobi headquarters. This was a much-anticipated event for the 70 participants from across Pawame’s field and sales operations and headquarters…


By Anne Njathi and Davina Ngei and edited by Maureen Onyango and Linda Davis, Ph.D; originally published on wPOWER: Partnership on Women’s Entrepreneurship in Renewables

Margaret Noor Tiren, proud Pawame customer

Margaret Noor Tiren was born in the conflict-torn area of Mukutani, Baringo County, Kenya (about 300 kms northwest of Nairobi). Due to a lack of…


The third Thursday of every month, we notice how few chairs we have. All of us, Pawame Headquarters staff and employees, gather around a large table outside for Coffee with the CEO.

Everyone shows up early, loading up on mandazi (think: East African beignet)and hot milky tea, staking out spots…


Laura Sundblad, the newest addition to Pawame’s Leadership team, to my untrained eyes and ears, knows everything about and everyone in the off-grid solar space. She’s also the kind of person who will graciously sit through an interview (on her birthday!), …


Just 88 miles from Nairobi, the equator runs squarely through Pawame’s area of operation. This means that almost everything about our business is influenced by a fickle, oft extreme — and changing — climate. The North of Kenya is dry, prone to drought; while the the South is mountainous and…


Since Pawame was founded in 2016, it has been driven by the idea that energy is just the beginning. We’ve known for a long time that our solar home systems can have a transformative development impact in the lives of our customers; and we’re proud of the fumes from kerosene…


Since the UN wrote its goals in 2015, the term Sustainable Development has moved farther from its academic definition and into the common lexicon where, in the private sector, it’s become a marketing panacea and an often meaningless tenant of CSR. …

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