PEG Community Initiatives

Our CSR initiatives are aimed at supporting the off-grid communities in which we operate, bringing them improved access to healthcare and education.

PEG Learning Centres

The best opportunity for most children in off-grid communities to study at night is under weak kerosene lamps. In order to address this challenge, PEG is developing Learning Centres fully equipped with bright solar lights within the schools of the beneficiary communities to offer a conducive atmosphere for children to do their homework and study at night.

Teachers in these communities also become motivated to be present during these study hours to lend support to students who may require extra attention. Furthermore, students are also supported with educational materials including exercise books and pens to support their school work. We are pursuing this as our contribution to enable students make the most out of educational opportunities available.

Support for Community Health Facilities

Healthcare institutions in our communities that do not have light struggle to cater to the needs of patients at night. Healthcare practitioners often have to rely on battery operated or cell phone torchlights in order to execute delicate procedures including administering of injections and delivery of babies.

As part of the PEG Boafo initiative, selected Community Health Posts have all rooms fitted with bright solar light in order to enhance healthcare delivery at night. PEG also organizes free health screening exercises in collaboration with the local health authorities to test and/or treat common health cases including malaria, HIV/AIDS, syphilis. Through this pregnant mothers are also able to access much needed ultra-sound scanning for free as well as ante-natal consultation. We are improving healthcare and ensuring the well-being of the next generation.

Providing Micro-Insurance to Customers

One of the primary reasons that PEG’s customers cease repaying their solar loan on-time is a health emergency that requires hospitalization. Poor consumers often have little or no savings, and an unexpected emergency or health issue can mean they spend the following months living hand-to-mouth.

To help address this issue, PEG, in partnership with micro-insurers BIMA and Sunu, offers customised insurance products specifically for its customers. As an added service, PEG provides customers with this insurance cover for free as a reward for loyalty and timely loan repayment.

PEG’s unique insurance product is specifically tailored to the kinds of emergency situations faced by a poor rural household.

Reducing Waste Through Battery Recycling

Ghana’s capital of Accra is home to Agbogbloshie, which the BBC refers to as “one of the biggest dumps for electronic waste in the world, and among the most polluted places on earth.”

When Lithium batteries, which are used in solar products, are not disposed of correctly, they can be extremely hazardous to the environment. Informal processing of e-waste in developing countries can lead to adverse human health effects and environmental pollution.

PEG has a partnership with the Ghanaian sanitation company Zoom Lion to safely recycle lithium battery waste from our products to reduce environmental pollution.