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innovative business model and product that will be a game changer to improve lives at the base of the pyramid.
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it took me 7 years to finish a 4 year college program, even tho school was not for me i refuse to quit.
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Kigali, Kigali City, Rwanda
Managing director of A.R.E.D.
African Renewable Energy Distributor
"We are born to dies with a purpose."
I was born in Kenya, but grew up as a refugee in Burundi until 1996. When I finished high school, I moved to Atlanta GA to pursue university at Georgia State University. I graduated in 2003 with a computer science degree but my real passion always been entrepreneurship. I started my journey as an entrepreneur when I was 19 years old, but it took me 8 years to build my first successful business. However, during that time I learn the real power of entrepreneurship, and the growth potential it can bring to someone personal life, so I decided to start ARED and build a micro franchise business.
First is our.micro franchisee operating the kiosk they also in charge of educating the community since they make money on all the services offered in the kiosk. Second we offer incentive on a lot of the content we provide they get free airtime or internet access we also go entertainment content to make it interactive. We have game. It is.important to mention that our intranet platform is free for.the users. We also build a communication system within the network for them to communicate for free with someone within the community I hope that answer your question
The kiosk cost us 1500$ but we don't sale it to the micro franchisee, we are a platform as a service therefore we recruit train and monitor the kiosk operator that work on the kiosk for a revenue sharing agreement and pay a small leasing fee per month to cover the maintenance cost or insurance of the kiosk. We own the infrastructure. However we work with partners that want to build a similar smart network in their countries. So they buy the kiosk and lease the software and app systems that control the kiosk and help you monitor the whole business. I hope that make sense. We have an detail explanation of our partnership program on our website. a-r-e-d.com/partnership I hope that answer your question.
We posted some video of interviews of some of our micro franchisees please visit http://www.dw.com/en/mobile-power-to-bring-rwandas-remote-regions-into-the-future/a-39041739 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br2OualDob8 or our testimonial on our website http://www.a-r-e-d.com/#testimonial We are looking to partners Pnud, unicef, we are looking for organization that are in the business of economic empowerment so we can speed our impact. I hope that answer your questions.