Episode 52 - Jeremie Warner from Power A Life - Social Enterprise Conversations
December 6, 2016•28 min
In the very truest sense of the word, Power A Life is a tech company. It just so happens that they’re also a social enterprise.
From the story of how the business was created to the products that they make and the approach to funding (and investment) that they employ, they’re doing something that very few people are doing right now.
For Jeremie and Stephen, it began with a trip to West Africa in 2012. Taken aback by the extreme poverty they experienced in West Africa, they developed Power A Life in partnership with the schools they visited in order to create a business that would directly benefit and empower children in Africa.
Over the course of the next year they made a couple of trips to Africa to work with teaches and communities to discuss how the lack of light affected children and school. Then, in September 2013, Power A Life was born. The idea was simple – to give children in West Africa solar lights in order to improve their abilities in school, which in turn would empower the