Updated Apr 20, 2020

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https://www.raino.co.ke

Francis Nderitu

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We are a social enterprise that leverages technology as an enabler to empower African communities.

We are affordable, sustainable solar cold storage solutions to make the cold-chain unbreakable, small scale producers and traders looking to access the far markets lack reliable and affordable cold logistics. We are offering a mobile cold truck on a shared services system to remove access barriers to markets. The projected impact will be increased income for the small scale producers by 25...
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We are affordable, sustainable solar cold storage solutions to make the cold-chain unbreakable, small scale producers and traders looking to access the far markets lack reliable and affordable cold logistics. We are offering a mobile cold truck on a shared services system to remove access barriers to markets. The projected impact will be increased income for the small scale producers by 25%, this will be a result of efficiency and better storage methods. This means that every day they will make an extra $5 and $150 monthly. The other will be the creation of jobs, we will be using local resellers and support team, to support 1 million customers we will need to employ directly a minimum of 100 people and over 5000 agents across East Africa. Managing the post-harvest and improving market access also across the value chain will help us meet the SDGs 8,12,13. We will not only be giving the technology solution but also training on best practices meeting the criteria for SDG 4. In relation to the environment, we will improve life underwater by reducing overfishing practices - the fishermen will not need to go back to the lake unless out of stock since they will have a storage capability and market access.
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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Early Stage with proof of concept working towards commercialization and product fit.
Registered in Kenyain Kenya

Focus Areas:

Community Transport Models, Agriculture and Health

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Implemented In:

Kenya

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1
Country Implemented In
500
Customers
11
Employees
$300,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

Postharvest losses and market access is a challenge for farmers in rural Sub-Sahara Africa due to lack of adequate infrastructure. Livestock and fisheries contribute to 42% of agricultural GDP in East Africa. The Main Challenge being market access, post-harvest driven by poor infrastructure in the rural areas where most of the farming happens.

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Solution

We are offering more than just solar powered cold-chain technology, we offering end to end solution including cold logistics using the cold truck linking them with regional markets in a shared service model we are helping in the market segment and training them on best practices to avoid post-harvest losses.

Target Beneficiaries

Small scale farmers and traders at the bottom of the pyramid.

Mission and Vision

Mission: Help farmers access alternate markets leveraging technology in logistics and data. Vision: Be the leading agent of change in transforming African farmers to be globally competitive in digital economies.

Competitive Advantage

We are offering more than just solar powered cold-chain technology, we offering end to end solution including cold logistics using the cold truck linking them with regional markets in a shared service model we are helping in the market segment and training them on best practices to avoid post-harvest losses. Additionally: 1. Its off-grid, meaning high costs or lack of power will not be a challenge anymore for small scale farmers in fisheries or even floriculture and horticulture. 2. Unbreakable - Mobility Cold Solution using a cold truck in shared services this will enhance costs and compliment the above solution.

Planned Goals and Milestones

We intend to do Massive pilots starting 1st May - testing the different business models with LIFI and MFIs since we are working with Low-Income Earners.
Funding Goal500,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted1
New Implemented CountriesKenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Somalia
Recruit3 Management
New FeatureEnd to End Cold chain solution

The Team Behind the Innovation

Francis Nderitu Mwangi - Managing Director 5+ in Technology Business Development Leading Technology Authority in Kenya Product and Business Development Abigail Gachigi - Director, Operations 7+ in Operations & Value Chain Logistics Coca-Cola subsidiary in Kenya Cold Chain Logistics and Quality Assurance Gladys Wanjiru - Finance Manager 10+ in Finance and Credit Management Cooperative Bank of Kenya PayGo System

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN AND YOUTH

Milestone

Nov 2019
Funds RaisedPENDING
Jul 2019
Funds RaisedPENDING
Jun 2019
Funds RaisedPENDING
TITLEPilot
TYPEGrant
FOCUS AREAS
Post Harvest
Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
 
as part of
 Green Technology Startup Hub
Dec 2018
New Country Implemented In
Kenya
Nov 2018
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
 
as part of
 SOCAP Scholars