KARIBU Solar Power is a social enterprise that makes energy available at the price of kerosene. We design, manufacture and distribute a solar pay-as-you-go “business in a box” kit for Tanzania. It is an income-producing asset for an entrepreneur (just like a chicken or goat) but it is also an affordable way to buy light (and mobile phone charging) for an end-consumer.
Our kit consists of 2 “hockey puck” rechargeable lights/phone chargers and 1 solar panel as well as instructional information and marketing materials. We call it the “hockey puck” because it looks like a hockey puck (we have Canadian roots) and contains a rechargeable battery, LED, USB phone charger. We will sell this kit to entrepreneurs who then earn income from selling recharges and an end-user now has access to clean, affordable light and energy. It's a win win.
Adam Camenzuli - Founder & CEO
Adam has experience in social enterprise, microfranchising (Street Kids International), commercial banking, and international trade. He is an International Youth Foundation Laureate Global Fellow, a United Nations Global Accelerator and was a Dr. Wilson A. Head Scholar at York University’s Schulich School of Business. He is also a CFA Charterholder and represented Canada as part of Young Entrepreneur Delegation to the G20 in China. He has language skills in Swahili, German, Spanish and French.
Brian Camenzuli - Vice President, Design & Engineering
Brian has experience with product development, 3D modeling and designing for sustainability. He has a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering degree from the University of Guelph. He has served on the Durham Environmental Advisory Committee (DEAC) and has language skills in French.
Sameer Gulamani - Director
Sameer has experience in commercial credit (GE Capital), the hospitality industry, and start-ups in Canada and Tanzania. He has an International Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business, York University. He has language skills in Swahili and Kutchi.