Godfrey Mallya, far right trains Mr. Hatibu and his family to operate their Juabar kiosk.

Godfrey Mallya, far right trains Mr. Hatibu and his family to operate their Juabar kiosk.

 

I started working with Juabar as the Operations Coordinator in September 2012 when it was first introduced in Tanzania. It was a new idea to me and very exciting to every employee in ARTI Energy Ltd, one of Juabar’s partners and the other company I work for. We had two Juabar units in the field for a pilot studies for three months in Bagamoyo at Pwani region and the other at Mbweni Mpiji nearby Dar es Salaam City. Both units performed well in technical side and in business perspective. Still the units are operating in the same areas as the operators decided to buy them. This year we participated in Saba Saba International trade fair in Dar es salaam in partnership with ARTI Energy Ltd. We got a chance to show people the Juabar kiosk and how it works. Everyone was very interested in the idea.

On the 17th of August, 2013 my friend John Jackson and I decided to take two of them for business at Morogoro Bus stand. Inside the bus stand there is no power at all so passengers need to charge their phones before and after their safari (journey). The units can charge your phone, radio, laptop, torch, phone batteries, etc by solar. Now time has come that you can get the moving solar power from a JUABAR Kiosk.

-Godfrey Mallya, Juabar Operations Coordinator