Status: Completed investment
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Who is our customer

The customer is Easy Solar, a PAYGO solar system producer and distributor in Sierra Leone. They offer a range of products including solar lanterns, home lighting systems, appliances and cookstoves on affordable financing plans. The consultant to provide technical assistance to Easy Solar is 10X-e, a specialist division within Edge Growth, which focuses on high growth ventures.

What is our funding objective?

The funding objective is to support Easy Solar to strengthen the organizational aspects of the business including management set-up, reporting structures and culture with the view of creating immediate improvements as well as recommending priorities for future management focus and technical assistance efforts.

Why do we fund this investment?

This project is funded through the Investee Strengthening component of the FMO Ventures Program Technical Assistance Facility, co-funded by the Dutch Government and European Commission. This component seeks to enable the Ventures Program investees to meet relevant standards, improve company performance efficiency and revenue, and increase the impact of their business. This project supports these objectives by significantly contributing to the investee’s operational excellence in the short term and prioritizing additional organizational development initiatives for the mid-long term.

Sierra Leone
Infrastructure, Manufacturing and Services
Effective date
End date
Total FMO financing
EUR 0.01 MLN