Updated Apr 16, 2018

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VITALITE is a distribution and service company addressing lack of access to basic services in low income, energy poor Zambian communities. As the Zambian pioneer of pay as you go solar, our anchor product offering is high quality SHSs via PAYGO.

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John Fay

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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

VITALITE has developed a solid foundation to build upon to scale to all provinces of Zambia. To learn more about our model, please watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IME9x_nDt9w&index=10&list=PLTFApFZek1zqk10C_N_dkj0YdqcF3iF7A

Registered as a Profit in Zambia.

Focus Areas:

Lighting, Agriculture, Entrepreneurship and 3 MoreSEE ALL

Lighting, Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Energy, Environment and Digital FinanceSEE LESS

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Lack of opportunity and access to basic product and services



Make high quality products and services accessible to all Zambian households, so that one's prospects are decided by their initiative and hard work.

Target Beneficiaries

Low-Income, energy-poor communities, urban and rural, across Zambia.

Mission and Vision

VITALITE’s mission is to improve lives by making quality products, services and renewable energy accessible and affordable to all Zambian households.
VITALITE makes products and services that are in-demand and out of reach to low-income, energy-poor communities accessible and affordable. Our products, services and renewable energy offerings improve quality of life through better lighting, access to information, communication, entertainment, clean cooking and productivity.

Innovation Description

VITALITE is the pioneer of pay as you go solar in Zambia, with over 12,000 customers purchasing our solar home system offerings as of March 2018. VITALITE is a sales and service company that operationalizes last mile distribution in rural Zambia which leverages mobile money payment platforms to offer consumer finance for customers to access plug and play solar home systems, home appliances and productive use products and services.

Competitive Advantage

As the pioneer of PAYGO in Zambia, our competitive advantage is our deep understanding of our customers needs and interests, and a professional, proactive and productive work culture that is focused on delivering high quality products with best in class service.

Planned Goals and Milestones

Adding further high impact products and services.
Funding Goal3,000,000
New Implemented CountriesMalawi
New FeatureAgri-Solutions to improve farming yields and smallholder incomes.


Apr 2018
Lives Impacted
Sep 2017
Recognition ReceivedVERIFIED
Featured Innovator
Aug 2016
Dec 2013
Date Unknown
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