KopaGas is a distributor of LPG cooking-gas canisters targeting low-income households in urban areas leveraging an innovative technology-leveraged pay-as-you-go model.
Urban households in East Africa’s major cities are the largest drivers of charcoal usage with major damaging affects on the region’s forests, soils, eco-systems and the livelihoods of rural communities. KopaGas’ use of a flow-meter enables users to buy LPG canisters and pay for the usage in small increments (“Pay-as-you-Go”), removing the need for a significant financial outlay at the beginning for a full canister. This makes cooking on LPG possible for many low-income households, giving them access to a cheaper, better/quicker and cleaner cooking method.
|HRSV Investment details|
|Year of first investment||2018|
|Total current investment||€175,000|
|Type of investment||Equity|
|Impact||Job creation, reduce deforestation, improved sanitation and environmental hygiene.|