RE-VOLT continues to expand its customer base. So far, we have brought electricity access to over 18,000 people in Haiti. In our customers’ households, children can now study in the evening with high quality light, harmful kerosene/candle lighting usage has been virtually eliminated, small businesses can stay open past sunset, and to top it all off, many of our customers have told us that 24-hour access to light has served as a deterrent to petty crime.
RE-VOLT has grown to fourteen local full-time employees and has created 45 jobs in our distribution and service network. We continue to grow every day and have set a target for the next six months of serving an additional 28,000 people. If we reach this goal, we will serve nearly 50,000 people by the end of 2016.
Our success to date has been driven by a number of stakeholders. Our customers have embraced our service and provided feedback on how we can improve our operations. Our staff and point-of-sale partners have worked tirelessly to provide a high level of customer service . We launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo last October and thanks to the support of each individual contributor were able to speed up the rollout of our service on the island of La Gonâve. The IDB’s Compete Caribbean initiative, UKAID, the Government of Canada and the GSM Association have provided much-needed grant funding to assist RE-VOLT’s growth. Digicel and Mon Cash have enabled us to seamlessly manage our customer payments. Finally, our hardware partner d.light Design has continued to improve our physical product. It goes without saying that all our revenues are re-invested into expanding our customer base!
Besides the focus on growing our customer base in Haiti, RE-VOLT is currently exploring opportunities to deliver rural internet, digital TV, emergency response services, and other products that can be built on top of us providing electricity. In order to support our expansion and R&D initiatives, we are currently seeking additional investors. If you are interested or know someone who might be, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free to reach out to me with any queries or suggestions.
Maarten Boute, CEO