ToughStuff Desk Lamp Kit

ToughStuff International

Product description Brand name and product description

The Desk Lamp Kit is part of a modular set of products using a lightweight, portable photo-voltaic solar system with USB connectivity.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

All countries with developing markets. Emphasis in Madagscar and Kenya, with products also in Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Mauritius, Malawi, Rwanda, and South Africa.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Toughstuff micro-enterprise program – Business in a Box (BIAB) – trains and deploys Solar Village Entrepreneurs (SVE) to sell solar lanterns. Also partner with NGOs (such as Christian Aid).

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Prices vary from $9 to ~$20 USD, although one source states that no ToughStuff product exceeds $10 USD.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

d. light S2 and S300 series, Minda LED lantern 2W, BPL SSL 200 LED Emergency Lights, Nuru International NL1, Luci, Nokero N200

Kerosene lamps and lanterns.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 7:  Affordable and Clean Energy

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Rural and urban off-grid households, under $5 a day income. Main market in Africa and India.

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