Roughly 600 million people globally lack access to electricity, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa. Electricity is a primary factor in fighting poverty and fosters access to health, education and employment. Baobab+ supplies families with solar lamps and solar kits and in the last 5 years have equipped 240,000 households with solar energy access, benefitting 1,500,000 people. In 2016 NMI invested in Baobab Group, of which Baobab+ is a subsidiary.

Fanignoro Silue Lakpolo is one such Baobab+ customer who has benefited from access to solar energy. She's a traditional healer from Côte d'Ivoire and widowed with 6 children. When she built her house the neighbourhood didn’t have a connection to the electricity grid. In 2019 Fanignoro recieved her first Baobab+ home solar kit; now with 3 solar lights, her children can study. She explains with a broad grin what her biggest wish is: a solar powered car, so it’s easier for her to visit patients that are living in remote areas.