Every day 35 million Kenyans, 600 million Africans and 1.6 billion people around the
world live in the dark, entrenched in LIGHT Poverty.
It is time to prioritize energy as a human right in Africa!
The Zoom System is a user centered, leapfrog technology that embraces both a need for energy in rural Africa and the innovative, entrepreneurial nature of Kenyans.
With the prevalence of mobile phone technology as primary means of Internet and telecommunications, our distribution model will reach the movers and shakers of rural Kenya and empower these entrepreneurs to take matters into their own hands.
Collaborating with family and neighbors and taking advantage of mobile phone payment system, the Zoom System will bring modular energy storage to the bottom of the pyramid. Kenyans will power a new generation of African households and businesses by generating on-demand electricity.
$44.95 / 2yr
Sun King Solo
$15 / 2yr
$.20 / day
$51 / once
You Rock. You will be responsible for coming on board and seeing product development to fruition. You will lead the day-to-day management of the product development team, actively support the strategic vision, and drive the planning and implementation of project management to not only build a kickass product, but a team around the product.
VP Product Development
Sofia holds a passion for the cosmos and technology. Naturally, this led her to pursue a degree in Aerospace Engineering, During her time at IIT, she was introduced to the world of Engineers without Borders, which gave her a broader perspective for the engineering challenges throughout the developing world. She dreams of a world where children can share her dream; to look at the cosmos and be empowered and challenged to explore the world.
Ashik graduated with his MS in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and has a deep-seeded passion to design product that change the world. As a product development engineer at Navistar, he is combining his talents in product design and innovation to lead all R & D activities related to mechanical systems. Simply put, Ashik wants to change the world!
Daniel Di Soma
Engineer of Awesomeness
Daniel has worked with Engineers without Borders developing sustainable solar electrification schemes in Haiti. An import of New Zealand, Daniel has worked in various roles in the electric utility sector, focusing on renewable energy systems. He is passionate about energy and addressing energy inequality in the world. He loves blues, news, and Five Guys burgers and fries.
Dr. Andrew Otieno
Phd, Mechanical Engineering, Grew up in Kenya and has significant experience in designing appropriate technologies for the developing world, Runs Jane Adeny Memorial School. Advisor to Engieers Without Borders - Northern Illinois University
B.A. in Romance Languages & Literatures, French, University of Chicago. Fanele was born and raised in Swaziland, and from a very young age developed nomadic tendencies which have led me to her current location - Chicago, USA. She is pursuing my B.A. at the University of Chicago. She also blogs, writes for the African Youth Journals, attends numerous events on business (especially those with a focus on Africa ), and reads quite a bit about economics, financial markets, and education, among others.
Senior student and future Mechanical Engineer, Sebastian Morales has many great passions in life, among the strongest is the passion to invent! Sebastian sees an engineer as the perfect combination between a meticulous detective, looking for that missing piece, and a dreaming artist, imaginative and free — always committed to achieving the tasks that others may deem as science fiction.
Helen graduated with her BA of Industrial Design from Purdue University where she found a way to make a career out of curiosity and creativity. While a student, she discovered what motivated her as a designer -- to find solutions for developing countries. Design provided her the tools to solve problems, and with these tools she intends to improve the quality of life for others. Joining the LUA team was an exciting opportunity to make an impact.
You are intelligent, driven, and passionate about saving the world. You have industrial/human-entered design experience and want to put it to good use. You may be young, but you understand the start-up lifestyle and you are willing to work long hours and dig your heels in to eliminate Light Poverty. This job will take you to remote villages throughout the developing world - opening up your eyes to a vastly different world you may not be accustomed to. Still Interested? Ping us below!
I want to end LIGHT POVERTY!
LIGHT UP AFRICA, INC. c/o 1871, 222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 1212, Chicago, IL 60654