Businesses in boxes: how solar is creating African entrepreneurs

One such company doing this is Rwandan hardware-as-a-service company ARED, which is empowering local people with a “business in a box” solar kiosk platform that enables them to start their own businesses by charging phones and selling virtual top-ups.

Launched in January 2013, ARED is focused primarily on women and disabled individuals, and shares revenues with the micro-franchisee.