We manufacture and distribute solar powered fish chillers to small scale fishermen. The chillers(Kuza Freezer) is affordable, durable and energy efficient!
To end post-harvest fish losses through sustainable cooling, improve food security and empower the small-scale fishermen.
Kuza freezer is a locally manufactured solar powered fish chiller system that is helping small-scale fishermen in low-income communities reduce post-harvest fish losses and maximize their profits.
Small-scale fishermen in low-income communities are making high post-harvest fish losses due to lack of access to affordable and accessible cooling services.
Approximately, 1/3 of their fish harvest is lost before it can be sold or safely consumed.
Many of the fishing-dependent communities are either off-grid or do not have access to reliable and affordable electricity to run cold storage equipment, as only 30 percent of the Kenyan population have access to reliable electricity.
Lack of institutional credit is also an obstacle to enable these fishermen afford cold storage equipment.
Five (5) kuza freezer chillers installed in five fishing boats.
Collectively, about 14,000 Kgs of fish is harvested and cooled using our chillers.
Collectively, over $240 is saved from purchasing iceblocks daily for the normal cooler boxes.
We have partnered with over 5 Beach management Units (BMUs) in Mombasa, Kenya with over 1,200 fishermen.