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Fenix International, an energy company and subsidiary of ENGIE, has partnered with Vodacom and Vodafone M-Pesa to launch off-grid solar power in Mozambique

The company expects to reach 200,000 households with clean energy and inclusive financial services within three years. Fenix has already connected 500,000 customers to solar power in Uganda, Zambia, Cote d'Ivoire, Benin and Nigeria.

Fenix has partnered with Vodacom and Vodafone M-Pesa SA to address the challenges of distribution, connectivity and mobile payments that have left rural Mozambicans underserved by affordable energy products in the past.

Fenix’s latest product, Fenix Power, is a GSM-enabled power system that enables the company to remotely identify product usage and potential technical issues and improve customer experience.

Fenix is the first PAYGO solar company in Mozambique to use these Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to reduce costs and bring affordable technology to rural, last-mile customers.

Gulamo Nabi, from Vodafone M-Pesa SA, commented, “We’ve been working to unlock the potential of M-Pesa for the millions of Mozambicans in rural areas, far from the national grid or traditional financial services.

“Vodafone M-Pesa SA is excited to work with Fenix to access these areas and provide the easy, fast and secure payment platform for customers to light up their homes with clean, affordable energy.”

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