ENVenture

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CBOs receive a low-cost loan and a 1:1 business coach, taking the business concept from idea to execution.
Summary
ENVenture aims to create and expand sustainable goods ventures (SGVs) in developing countries in order to increase access to low cost lighting, safe water, and cooking technologies that advance the health and sanitation of current living standards while improving the environment. Eliminating kerosene, three stone fires, and other harmful items used for everyday needs creates new income-generating opportunities, which ultimately benefits local people.
Company Goals

ENVenture is a social enterprise in Uganda that empowers rural Community Based Organizations to learn business skills and receive financing to launch sustainable clean energy enterprises.

Eliminating kerosene, three stone fires, and other harmful items used for everyday needs creates new income-generating opportunities, which ultimately benefits local people. Participating SGVs will retail a variety of high quality products approved by ENVenture for distribution, including solar lights, non-electric water filters, improved cookstoves, and energy-saving briquettes.

OUR STORY

85% of Ugandans lack access to electricity. 98% lack access to modern facilities for cooking. Rural cooperatives and Community Based Organizations (CBOs), created by members of the community, know these problems well. Solar energy, non-electric water filters, improved biomass cookstoves, and fuel briquettes are all modern low-cost technologies that can solve rural energy problems. ENVenture accelerates rural cooperatives/CBOs in Uganda to start clean energy ventures. We want everyone in the rural villages to easily access a quality affordable clean energy product for their home without having to travel to the closest city. ENVenture employs a “venture capital” model in identifying and recruiting CBOs. Through our Seed Incubator, we invest small amounts very early in a large number of CBOs. Over a 1-year period of monitoring their energy sales and loan repayments, the best performers are selected for our Growth Accelerator, which includes offering larger debt, financial management support, and investment-readiness. This model allows ENVenture to build a pipeline of viable local last mile distributors for clean energy, with capacity building at the heart of all its programs. 

ENVision mobile

ENVision mobile is a FREE off-line mobile app available for Android. Designed for the everyday entrepreneur, you can track your daily business income and expenses and start visualizing your profit. Switch from paper and pen bookkeeping and start tracking your sales on your phone! Available in English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, Russian, Arabic, Bengali, and Hindi.

Features

  • No fees. ENVision mobile uses your phone's Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to download the app. Once you are signed in, you can use the core features of the application OFFLINE, saving you on data. There are no subscription fees to use the ENVision mobile app.
  • Inventory management. Take or upload photos of your inventory. Enter the value of the order and the quantity and never worry about missing items again!
  • Sales. Drop a sale into your daily ledger. Track cash and installment sales with ease. Seamlessly view who still owes you money! Choose to send SMS receipts to customers (daily SMS fees apply).
  • Ledger. Record your business expenses. Share a PDF file of your ledger showcasing income, expenses, credit, and debits with anyone.
  • Reports. Share Profit, Total Earned, Total Spent, Credit, Debit, and Cash Flow reports via email, WhatsApp, Messenger, and etc with anyone. Start understanding how your business is performing. See your top 5 selling products as well.
  • Payments. Low on inventory? Quickly pull up your vendor and place a mobile money order without leaving the app. (Note: Carrier charges apply. Contact your provider for details).
  • Multimedia. Send PDF reports of your ledger and reports with anyone.
  • Call. Vendors and Customers from the app (Note: Carrier charges apply. Contact your provider for details).
  • No usernames and pin. Why bother having to remember yet another username or PIN? ENVision mobile works with your phone number or Google account.
  • Always logged in. With ENVision mobile, you are always logged in so you don't have to lose track of where you were. The app opens to your daily sales page.
Company Information
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Kampala, Uganda, Uganda, Africa

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