Escaping Darkness: Consumer Value in PAYGo
Pay-as-you-go (PAYGo) solar is one of the most exciting trends in both energy access and financial inclusion. PAYGo's value proposition for the consumer has often been explained purely in terms of net savings and reduced kerosene spending. But results from research funded by CGAP and FIBR present a more nuanced picture of a financing model that provides great value to customers but can leave them vulnerable to exploitation.
In this webinar, CGAP and FIBR presented the results of our research in Kenya, Tanzania, Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana. With input from the PAYGo sector and CGAP's Gender and Financial Inclusion Community of Practice, a frank and open discussion focused on the question: Does this model work for the end consumer?