Jasmine Bee is a Tanzanian Social Enterprise that aims to leverage Tanzania's massive organic honey potential, as well as its deeply rooted beekeeping traditions by improving the entire value-chain. We directly engage and support rural poor beekeepers and connect them to international markets.
We are a small rural electrification consultancy that has partnered with a Tanzanian solar retailer/installer and the Tanzanian Ministry of Health. Our project is to install small DC solar lighting systems at various off-grid rural Tanzanian medical dispensaries to provide health and lighting services. This project will become sustainable through the revenue from cell phone charging services.
Our venture is based on a successful World Bank backed pilot: the installation of solar panels on rural off-grid medical dispensaries. These installations would power a microscope for diagnosing malaria, a small fridge for storing vaccines, and provide light for evening births et al.
These installations would also generate revenue, thus lending the venture sustainability, through a cell phone charging business.