KENYA – REDAVIA, a German based provider of cost-effective, reliable, and clean solar power to businesses and communities in sub-Saharan Africa, has signed COVID-19 Resilience Lease with Kenyan-based animal feeds manufacturer, Wonder Feeds Limited, offering the business six months of free solar to withstand the COVID crisis.
As the effects of coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt businesses in Kenya and across the globe, many companies are struggling to cope up with the pandemic, others closing shop, rendering thousands of employees jobless.
One of the major reasons that has seen many processing companies close shop is the high cost of energy with low production from their factories and lack of markets.
Wonder Feeds Ltd recently upgraded its factory to accommodate its growing animal feed products business.
When the COVID crisis hit the economy, management-maintained product prices for customers despite the increase of raw material costs, leaving the company with higher operating expenses, reports Daily Nation.
Faced with the economic hurdle, Managing Director Abdul Parkar was thrilled with REDAVIA’s offering stating, “I’m happy with this collaboration with REDAVIA as it will save us millions of shillings in energy bills. We shall have a steady production as we have a reliable power back up. The money saved will help in other overhead costs particularly at this time of Covid-19.”
The new collaboration with Redavia is a game changer and Mr Parkar says the benefits of the deal will trickle down to their loyal customers.
“Our customers are our kings and we have made these strides in the business because of them and that is why I am so happy and willing to extend the same benefits I am getting from Redavia to our customers by maintaining affordable prices of our feed products,” said Mr Parkar.
Other than Wonder Feeds, REDAVIA has offered the COVID-19 Resilience Lease with the same terms to Siginon Aviation, a ground handling company based at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi, Methodist University College in Ghana and Ghanaian Health & nutrition company, Emigoh Ltd.
Erwin Spolders, CEO & founder of REDAVIA, said, “We are glad to be able to make a difference for our business partners in this time of need and start win-win relationships that will last for decades. The COVID Resilience Lease Program is already a huge success, and we are keen to scale up the program further. We invite more companies to apply.”