This week’s Ray of Sunshine focuses on the opinions of traders that the SolarAid research teams talk to in our baseline market research. Hear what traders in Mzimba district in Malawi think of the solar lights and what they think their customers will think too.
“Customers will love them as this will reduce cost of buying kerosene.” Aurther Mhango, owner of Anthony Investment in Chimutu market, selling electricals, lighting, homeware and groceries.
“Customers will be happy because this will reduce sicknesses in their homes. It is very effective compared to the candles or torches we use in our homes.” Abgel Hunga, owner of Nyirenda shop in Chimutu market, selling electricals, lighting and homeware.
“It is because your product is reliable compared with paraffin; customers can strive to buy this lamp. We will run for the product for the price is reasonable enough compared to the other solar that are in stock now.” Harold Gwadani, working at Lacky Grocery in Ngomiyawo market, selling lighting and groceries.
“The lamp looks durable and customers will definitely love to have them as they are brighter than torches that are used in most of the homes in our area.” Jean Nkhata, owner of Spin Grocery in Chimutu market, selling electricals, lighting and groceries.
“The lamp is a great one as it doesn’t demand a lot, it just needs placing in the sun then it will light the house during the night so customers will be relieved of buying kerosene.” Mavuto Shaba, owner of Nyirongo Investment in Chimutu market, selling electricals, lighting and homeware.
“We are complaining of kerosene scarcity so this will save them from staying in black out homes.” Yohane Banda owner of Mike Grocery in Chasato market, selling electricals, lighting and maize.
“It is cost effective; customers will love them a lot and even me I will love to have it at my home for my children to use for studying. It will help them in saving money they use in buying batteries and candles.” Charles Nkhata, owner of Chabina Ian Grocery in Chimutu market, selling lighting and groceries.
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