Alhaja Borno owns a local restaurant in Apianway, on the outskirts of Abuja, where she serves hundreds of market occupants on a daily basis. Before switching to solar in 2017 through Winock’s lease to own model, she relied on petrol generators for light.
Alhaja Borno’s customers had to endure the noise from the generator and the exposure to petrol fume whilst eating at her restaurant. Furthermore, she spent most of her daily income on buying petrol and kerosene to enable her to operate at night.
In 2017, Winock provided Alhaja Borno with a 1kVA solar unit designed to run round the clock. Since becoming a beneficiary, her sales have gone up 500% as a result of the improved environment and longer opening hours and she saves 75% annually on electricity cost compared to using a petrol generator.