IMG_9740.jpg
Globally 2.9 billion people do not have access to a reliable supply of modern energy for cooking.
— World Bank, 2015
Due to unreliable incomes and precarious occupations, households living on less than $4/day are prevented from transitioning to modern energy appliances and fuel sources.
— Collins et al. 2009

     Clean Energy for the Next Billion

Low income urban households regularly pay a large proportion of their household income (~$0.50/day) to purchase small quantities of fuel that can be safely stored and used for cooking, heating, and lighting - World Bank, 2014. However, the only cooking fuels available within this micro-payment structure are charcoal and kerosene. The major barriers preventing low income households from adopting clean gas as their primary source of cooking fuel are the high up-front cost of the stove, the gas cylinder deposit, and the large amount of money required to refill an empty gas cylinder.

     PayGo Energy believes in equal opportunities and seeks to democratize LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas or Propane) for the 2.9 billion people worldwide who lack access to clean cooking fuel. PayGo Energy allows families to purchase gas in small amounts, making LPG more affordable than ever.

     PayGo runs on LPG, the world’s modern fuel of choice. When households adopt LPG as their main fuel source, they choose for health and help reduce harmful emissions that can lead to respiratory illness and environmental degradation.

We all benefit from accessing clean cooking fuel in our homes.

 

Meet PayGo Energy

Nick Quintong is CEO of PayGo Energy. Nick previously held a variety of commercial roles at General Electric and researched and tested low-cost growth channels for micro-finance products in Kenya. In his free time, Nick likes to go on adventures with his dog, Mr. Raj.

Nick Quintong is CEO of PayGo Energy. Nick previously held a variety of commercial roles at General Electric and researched and tested low-cost growth channels for micro-finance products in Kenya. In his free time, Nick likes to go on adventures with his dog, Mr. Raj.

Newton Inganji is a Customer Care Agent, making sure all our customers are not only cooking but also happy! Newton is a trained human resource practitioner and a theologian. In his leisure time, he loves cooking, sporting, planning for motivation and biblical forums. 

Newton Inganji is a Customer Care Agent, making sure all our customers are not only cooking but also happy! Newton is a trained human resource practitioner and a theologian. In his leisure time, he loves cooking, sporting, planning for motivation and biblical forums. 

Laura Talsma is Head of Marketing. She’s a designer with international experience driving user adoption of sustainable technologies via user research, piloting, and service design. She loves to gather people for bonfires, sailing trips or dinners.

Laura Talsma is Head of Marketing. She’s a designer with international experience driving user adoption of sustainable technologies via user research, piloting, and service design. She loves to gather people for bonfires, sailing trips or dinners.

Fausto Marcigot is Head of Engineering. He’s a mechanical engineer with experience in the power generation industry in Europe, and more recently biogas system design and construction in Kenya and Madagascar. He loves to cook, and brew his own beer.

Fausto Marcigot is Head of Engineering. He’s a mechanical engineer with experience in the power generation industry in Europe, and more recently biogas system design and construction in Kenya and Madagascar. He loves to cook, and brew his own beer.

 
Mark O’Keefe is Head of Operations. His background is in research and he has spent the last three years testing new products and services for informal settlements in Uganda and Kenya. Mark enjoys finding new tracks to run on, playing old records, and discovering places to drink coffee.

Mark O’Keefe is Head of Operations. His background is in research and he has spent the last three years testing new products and services for informal settlements in Uganda and Kenya. Mark enjoys finding new tracks to run on, playing old records, and discovering places to drink coffee.

Elizabeth Wavinya is a sales agent, reaching out to new customers and managing our community of interested households. She also loves to spend time with her family. 

Elizabeth Wavinya is a sales agent, reaching out to new customers and managing our community of interested households. She also loves to spend time with her family. 

Mike Hahn is Head of Product Development. He is a builder with an acute understanding of manufacturing best practices and hardware design. Years of international experience have grounded his ability to develop products for customers in demanding environments. Mike loves his family, snow, art & music, and great beer.

Mike Hahn is Head of Product Development. He is a builder with an acute understanding of manufacturing best practices and hardware design. Years of international experience have grounded his ability to develop products for customers in demanding environments. Mike loves his family, snow, art & music, and great beer.

Robert Dennis Nuu is Sales Agent, focused on mobilizing people; he's friendly and social to all. During free time loves to play soccer, swimming, dancing and visiting friends.

Robert Dennis Nuu is Sales Agent, focused on mobilizing people; he's friendly and social to all. During free time loves to play soccer, swimming, dancing and visiting friends.

 
Zach is the Head of Finance at PayGo Energy. With a background in actuarial science, valuation, insurance, pricing, microfinance, and investor relations, Zach has spent the last 2 years sourcing, incubating, and facilitating investments into SMEs across Sub-Saharan Africa with an emphasis in East African SMEs. Zach practices meditation heavily during audit season.

Zach is the Head of Finance at PayGo Energy. With a background in actuarial science, valuation, insurance, pricing, microfinance, and investor relations, Zach has spent the last 2 years sourcing, incubating, and facilitating investments into SMEs across Sub-Saharan Africa with an emphasis in East African SMEs. Zach practices meditation heavily during audit season.

Sylvester is in the Customer Care Department. He has experience in Customer Service, Community Development and Research in social enterprises, and a financial institution. In his free time he likes playing and/or watching soccer, hiking and reading.

Sylvester is in the Customer Care Department. He has experience in Customer Service, Community Development and Research in social enterprises, and a financial institution. In his free time he likes playing and/or watching soccer, hiking and reading.

Millicent Kasaya is in charge of sales and customer support in Nairobi. She has a background in community development, conducting both qualitative and quantitative research, training research assistants, community mobilization, and coordinating studies. In her free time she loves to spend time with her family, as well as reading, cooking, and baking.

Millicent Kasaya is in charge of sales and customer support in Nairobi. She has a background in community development, conducting both qualitative and quantitative research, training research assistants, community mobilization, and coordinating studies. In her free time she loves to spend time with her family, as well as reading, cooking, and baking.

 
Samuel Magondu is Head of Software. He is a software developer with experience in helping start-ups build a scalable solution from the ground up. He loves to read a little bit of everything, travel to new places and spend time with his family and friends.

Samuel Magondu is Head of Software. He is a software developer with experience in helping start-ups build a scalable solution from the ground up. He loves to read a little bit of everything, travel to new places and spend time with his family and friends.

Judy Wangari is providing customer care to our existing customers. In her spare time she loves to cook, travel and spend time with family.   

Judy Wangari is providing customer care to our existing customers. In her spare time she loves to cook, travel and spend time with family.   

Anne Chepkeitany is our Lead Software Engineer. She has a background in Informatics and Computer Science with a keen interest in working with data. She also has a knack for anything mathematical. During her spare time, she loves reading and spending time with her family.

Anne Chepkeitany is our Lead Software Engineer. She has a background in Informatics and Computer Science with a keen interest in working with data. She also has a knack for anything mathematical. During her spare time, she loves reading and spending time with her family.

 
Alex is a technician, supporting the production, checking and installation of PayGo systems.

Alex is a technician, supporting the production, checking and installation of PayGo systems.

Dennis Mogunde is a Sales Agent. He is a trained journalist, and decided to try his hand in sales. It is here that he found satisfaction, and gained experience for over three years. Dennis loves watching football meeting friends during his free time.

Dennis Mogunde is a Sales Agent. He is a trained journalist, and decided to try his hand in sales. It is here that he found satisfaction, and gained experience for over three years. Dennis loves watching football meeting friends during his free time.

Florence is a customer care agent. She has experience in community development and has worked as a researcher for various organizations. She loves children and enjoys travelling.

Florence is a customer care agent. She has experience in community development and has worked as a researcher for various organizations. She loves children and enjoys travelling.