Nairobi, Kenya 29th January 2021: Keep IT Cool (Raino Tech4Impact) is pleased to announce new funding from Shell Foundation, a UK charity that supports businesses delivering energy access solutions to low-income consumers, and the UK Government.
The grant funding is part of the Catalysing Agriculture by Scaling Energy Ecosystems (CASEE) partnership between Shell Foundation and the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), and will help us pilot our solutions for intermittent grid and off grid fisherfolk and distributors, help expand our reach and support investment in further scaling fish processing and cooler assets for retailers.
“Keep IT Cool meets the CASEE mandate by increasing access to energy through improving cold chain in the agriculture sector” said Fiona Hoffman Harland, CASEE Programme Manager, Shell Foundation. “We are excited to work with the team to scale their decentralised cold chain access in Kenya.”
Managing Director of Keep IT Cool, Francis Nderitu, highlights the projected impact of this milestone saying, “this partnership will help us triple our capacity to support this underserved value chain and further validate our business model”
About Keep IT Cool
Keep IT Cool provides affordable, reliable and efficient cold chain solutions to support the East African fishing and white meat sector, disrupting the value chain by decentralising and democratising cold chain access.
About Shell Foundation (SF)
Shell Foundation is a UK-registered charity, founded by Shell in 2000, that creates and scales business solutions to enhance access to energy and affordable transport. We exist to serve the low-income communities most affected by these issues.
About The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
FCDO leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. We are tackling the global challenges of our time including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. Our work is building a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in developing countries and in the UK too.