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Tuesday
Nov062012

Edith Banzi

Edith Banzi organized a Tanzanian NGO that was promoting Vicoba’s, a local brand of savings group that puts an emphasis on adding other activities to the core financial activities of the group. She is still involved with the NGO, but now she is working for Illumination Solar, a firm that makes small solar lamps. I’m very impressed with Illumination lamps - they are solid reliable products that give a lot of light, and are super affordable. 

Edith talks about the lamps, and about her amazing success marketing them through savings groups. I love it that she gives the wholesale price reduction if everyone in the group buys a lamp - talk about social pressure!

I failed to take Edith’s picture so instead here’s a picture of one of her groups with their lamps!

Click below for the interview. 

Edith Banzi podcast

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