KENYA: Renewvia commissions 3 mini-grids in Turkana and Marsabit Counties

The Kakuma and Kalobeyei camps are home to 300,000 refugees, including 200,000 asylum seekers, fleeing political instability in South Sudan. Kalobeyei has already benefited from a solar mini-grid installed by Renewvia Energy Kenya in June 2020. Together with the other winners, Renewvia will have the opportunity to become a commercially viable and sustainable business with the support of KKCF.


Technical assistance

The fund set up by IFC and AECF supports businesses that have the potential to increase incomes, provide goods and services, create jobs and improve the living standards of refugees and the host community in Turkana County. According to the AECF, the funding will be combined with technical assistance that will provide the winning businesses with additional skills and knowledge to help them strengthen their operations.


The IFC and AECF also plan to launch the local business development window before the end of September 2021. The third in the series of Kakuma Kalobeyei Challenge Fund competitions will focus this time on supporting local businesses and social enterprises based in Turkana County.