About Angaza

Our Mission

We create the technology that allows businesses to offer life-changing products to anyone, anywhere.

Angaza technology empowers distributors to make life-changing products accessible and affordable to individuals in emerging markets, even those who live on less than $2 per day. With affordable access to livelihood necessities like solar lights and clean cookstoves, people without access to credit or traditional banking services can start on a path to financial inclusion.

Our Vision

We believe we can end poverty by enabling universal access to transformative products, services, and information.

Our Impact

Every day, Angaza helps bring life-changing products to homes across the globe. By using our technology solution to sell products on affordable Pay-As-You-Go payment plans, our distribution partners have unlocked new markets, many reporting up to 5x increases in sales to end consumers. Over 5 million people in emerging markets across the globe have benefitted from Angaza’s technology by accessing life-changing products that save money, increase incomes, improve household health, and increase quality of life.

Over 1 Million Life-Changing Products

Angaza’s platform supports over 1 million life-changing products like solar home systems, clean cookstoves, water pumps and more.

Consumers in Emerging Markets Save Over $100 Million

Angaza has helped consumers in emerging markets save over $100 million by switching from kerosene to clean, renewable energy.

Over 5 Million People Around the World

Angaza has empowered 5 million people around the world to access life-changing products by making them affordable.

Over 100 Distribution Partners

100+ distribution partners in over 30 countries use Angaza’s technology platform to manage their businesses.

Angaza Founders

After launching Angaza to increase clean energy access in off-grid markets, Angaza’s founders quickly realized that, despite demand for high-quality solar energy systems, the upfront product costs were prohibitively expensive for the consumers who needed them the most. To meet this existing consumer demand, Angaza developed a complete technology solution to make life-changing products accessible and affordable. Our embedded metering and monitoring technology allows device manufacturers to make their products Pay-As-You-Go enabled, and our software suite allows product distributors to digitize their data, automate their operations, and rapidly scale their last-mile distribution businesses.

Lesley Marincola

Chief Executive Officer

Bryan Silverthorn

Chief Technology Officer

Victoria Arch

Chief Operating Officer

Awards

In recognition of Angaza’s scale and impact, Angaza is the recipient of the 2018 Ashden Award for International Financial and Business Model Innovation, the 2018 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, the 2012 and 2016 Tech Awards, and the 2013 Echoing Green Fellowship.

Where we work

Angaza provides a sales and payment management platform to over 100+ distribution partners across the globe. Our technology is designed to meet the needs of last-mile distribution in emerging markets, enabling distributors to sell life-changing products from Kenya, to Bangladesh, to Nicaragua.

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Fosera’s GSM Solar Home System is Angaza Pay-As-You-Go Ready

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Angaza is a 2018 Skoll Awardee

Once in a while, it’s nice to be recognized for the work we do. This week, the Skoll Foundation, the premier organization for advancing social [...]