Without refrigeration, it can be a challenge to store perishable items and medicines but Youmma is introducing a solution in the form of a solar fridge that can be used even before an area becomes included in expanded electricity grids. The compact fridge is efficient enough to run on just a single solar panel, and it works alongside a pay-as-you-go system to support families with limited budgets.
Beyond offering obvious benefits, a fridge also has the potential to support people in other ways. According to André Morriesen, product head at Youmma, gender equality is also created, as women who ordinarily spend hours getting food from markets and preparing it suddenly have the option to use their time differently.
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