Sameer Hajee Chief Executive Officer, Nuru Energy Group, Mauritius

Sameer Hajee, Nuru Energy Group, Mauritius
Nuru Energy co-created a unique off-grid recharging platform that uses human power to recharge both Nuru Energy’s portable LED Lights as well as radios and mobile phones.

Nuru Energy deploys its innovative technology via a network of micro-franchises operated by village level entrepreneurs (VLEs), who sell Nuru Lights and then provide recharging services for a small fee. Nuru Energy identifies, selects, and trains VLEs from local cooperatives who, once trained, receive a loan of 50 Lights from one of Nuru Light’s microfinance partners.