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ANKA Madagascar – new beneficiary of OMDF’s RBF facility

21 July 2022

Partner

We are pleased to announce the signature of a grant contract with ANKA Madagascar. It is the 17th company to benefit from OMDF’s grant. ANKA Madagascar’s main objective is rural electrification via solar mini grids. To reach remote customers in its intervention areas, ANKA distributes solar lamps. The window for submitting grant applications will remain […]

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OMDF 2.0 – update of the RBF facility

14 July 2022

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In order to improve OMDF’s offer and taking into account the development of the market, OMDF made changes to its RBF facility. These changes concern in particular the eligibility criteria and the calculation of grants. In particular, the changes concern: Products with less than 200 lumen-hours are now eligible.Products that are sold with additional appliances […]

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The Off-Grid Solar Energy Market in Madagascar – an investment opportunity with social impact

23 June 2022

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Four out of five people in Madagascar don’t have access to electricity.[1] In rural areas, where more than 60% of the population live, access is even scarcer, and this means more than three million households don’t have electricity. This underserved market offers an opportunity for companies which are interested to invest in the distribution of […]

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What impact SHS can make – user stories from the North

23 June 2022

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During our last mission in the Diana region, in the north of Madagascar, we spoke to users of Solar-Home-Systems (SHS) bought from OMDF’s beneficiaries. We’d like to share some of their stories with you to illustrate what impact SHS can make. Mrs B* – on-grid at home and off-grid at work Mrs B lives in […]

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Retrospective 2021 – Successful kick-off for OMDF

15 March 2022

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Since the first grant application window closed in December 2020, more than 44,000 eligible products have been submitted by OMDF grant recipients. The majority of products distributed (77%) have more than one light point. Nearly all distributions (93%) were accompanied by consumer financing, either through microcredit (22%) or pay-as-you-go (71%). The end customers are mainly […]

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APEM PAIQ new beneficiary of the loan facility

23 February 2022

Partner

We are pleased to announce the signing of the loan contract between APEM PAIQ and OMDF. APEM PAIQ is active in the distribution of certified solar kits through the loans it grants to its clients and thus becomes the first microfinance institution to benefit from the OMDF loan.

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