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2009: The beginning

The A.R.E.D journey started in 2009 when our owner Henri Nyakarundi came up with an idea on a charging solution while creating jobs. The initial goal was simple: how could we charge phones for people that were on the move?

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2013: Prototype built

In 2013 the first prototype was built and Henri moved to Rwanda to start the business. Within 6 months, he quickly realized that the charging business was not going to be sustainable.

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2014: Pivot point

In 2014, Henri pivoted from just charging to developing a one stop shop platform that will include charging and sales of virtual top ups. But it was our flagship technology our WIFI internet and intranet system that became a game changer for our business.

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2016: Shiriki hub is born

It took 2 years to develop our latest solar kiosk combined with our software and app system, and in mid-2016 we had finalized a design and SHIRIKI  HUB was born. A customer cannot only charge a phone, but also access WIFI internet, or offline intranet content, and purchase any virtual top up services all under […]

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2017: Expansion

2017 will be remembered as our first expansion year, where we plan to enter key markets to continue our impact on the ground.

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2018: The Future

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