Maurits Groen

co-founder and co-CEO of WakaWaka

Maurits Groen is co-founder and co-CEO of WakaWaka. This social enterprise develops and produces solar lights and chargers for the 1,2 billion people around the world that live off-grid. The company is currently piloting a pay-as-you-go system in Rwanda. Next to developing sustainable business models for off-grid markets, WakaWaka sells her products as a Buy One, Give One. These Give Ones are being distributed to people in emergency situations. Together with NGOs on the ground WakaWakas are distributed to victims of the earthquake in Nepal, health workers in ebola affected areas, and Syrian Refugees. See WakaWaka’s impact at