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Frontier Markets

Frontier Markets (FM) is a last-mile sales, marketing and after-sales service distribution company bringing clean energy solutions to rural India. We believe that every household has a right to reliable, affordable, and high quality energy services. FM focuses on programs that support women empowerment and rural household income generation. Since 2011, FM has built last mile distribution by collaborating with rural retail points, rural women via Self Help Groups, NGOs, gov't, and CSR partners and built service centers to increase access to reliable solar lighting, clean cooking and renewable energy power solutions. Currently, FM is working in 20 districts of Rajasthan and till date, has 8 service centers, and a network of 2000 retail points branded as Saral Jeevan Sahayogis, or “Easy Life Partners,” 2000 women entepreneurs, or Solar Sahelis, 40 NGO partners under its sister organization, RISE, and works with 10 CSR partners and 3 gov't departments. FM has helped over 180,000 households access solar and clean cooking solutions with a team of 37 people on the ground. FM uses a direct-consumer engagement model through after-sales service, product feedback, and our call centre. In this coming year, FM will be scaling its operations to reach 500,000 households, increase its network to 5,000 retail points, and 3,000 solar sahelis with a heavy focus on product diversification, data, and technology integration - mobile and software. FM’s aim is to alleviate 1 million households’ challenges with electricity inequity by 2020.

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Last Update April 12, 2017