Apalia24 RDC SAS (founded December 2018) has commenced successful operations with an energy & media bundle, distributing a combined Pay-Go Solar Home Systems and premium PayTV content subscription targeting 70 million people strong unserved off-grid communities in urban, peri-urban and rural areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
With the initial support of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), who invested $2.25m in 2019, Apalia24 has demonstrated its unique product-market fit, successfully ramping up its customer base from 0 to over 1,200 households in less than 6 months in 2020. After having spent a year to fix initial operational errors, sales resumed in 2022 and we are now, in cooperation with local authorities and partners on our way to reach up to 10,000 subscribing households by Q4 2023.
Type of organisation
Rural electrification expertise
Off-grid system used
Based inDemocratic Republic Of Congo