Hybrid Social Solutions - A Social Business in the Philippines
Challenge : One in four Filipinos, about 20 million people, lacks access to electricity. Millions more do not have reliable connections to power or safe water to drink. Most of these communities are located in remote, rural villages, isolated in coastal or mountainous areas. Without electricity, communities lack the basic resources for development, trapping them in a cycle of poverty, illness, and environmental detriment.
Solution: HSSi carries a line of affordable solar appliances that enable users to harness the power of the sun to meet their everyday needs
Providing a product is not enough. HSS builds a bridge to off-grid communities, providing them with sustainable access to financing, technical training, our network of partner organizations, solar products, and after-sales servicing.
Ensures that the appropriate products needed by un-electrified Filipino communities are within their reach;
Ensures that they can avail of these needed products at reasonable costs, within their financial capacities.
Ensures that the ACCESS Program Team members are equipped to extend the necessary services for the satisfaction of their customers. Also ensure that the ACCESS customers (end-users) are equipped to maintain and maximize the use of the ACCESS products.
Ensures that after-sales support (products and services) are available to the ACCESS customers, and ensures that the ACCESS Team is backed up with continuous institutional and training support.
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