FMO Ventures Program | Energy Access | Dutch Development Bank

Energy Access portfolio

Offgrid energy companies play a critical role in delivering clean, affordable, reliable energy without the need for grid infrastructure.

  • Mawingu Networks


    Region: Africa

    Mawingu Networks focuses on last-mile connectivity in rural and peri-urban Kenya and throughout Africa. Mawingu uses its own infrastructure to connect to fiber optic cable grid of the large national Internet Service Providers and Mobile Network Operators. The company is therewith able to offer low-cost, reliable, data-unlimited, business, home, and public (through hotspots) internet services to last-mile.

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  • Easy Solar


    Country: Sierra Leone and Liberia

    Easy Solar is an innovative distribution company making energy and financial services affordable and accessible for those with limited access to power. The company offers a wide range of energy solutions from small solar lanterns for lighting and mobile charging, to pico solar home systems with appliances like TVs and fans, all the way up to kW sized systems designed for residential, commercial and industrial users. 

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  • ZIZ Energie


    Country: Chad

    ZIZ Energie is a privately-owned integrated power company in Chad. ZIZ provides energy access to Africa’s 5th-largest and world 5th least developed country, which currently has just a 10% electrification rate. The company was established in 2006 by Chadian electrician, Ibrahim Zakaria, starting off as a rural and urban electrification EPC company. The company quickly diversified into electrical equipment distribution, EPC and energy services for C&I clients and became an off-grid utility in 5 secondary cities in Chad.

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