Ron Bills


Envirofit International Newsletter – Fall 2018

The early results from our SmartGas™ pilot are in and the feedback from our customers so far has been amazing. Over the last 6 months we piloted the first few hundred SmartGas units in neighborhoods in Nairobi, Kenya and Accra, Ghana. During initial canvasing we spoke with current LPG users and dedicated charcoal users from… read more


Envirofit International Newsletter – Spring 2018

The early results from our SmartGas™ pilot are in and the feedback from our customers so far has been amazing. Over the last 6 months we piloted the first few hundred SmartGas units in neighborhoods in Nairobi, Kenya and Accra, Ghana. During initial canvasing we spoke with current LPG users and dedicated charcoal users from… read more


Envirofit International Newsletter – Winter 2017

2018 promises to be an exciting year for the cookstove industry. The needs of families living in emerging markets are changing, and we’re able to meet them with cooking solutions that match their habits and consumer patterns better than ever.… read more


Nanofinance – Bringing the Bank to the Kitchen

The scope of microfinance has changed and the majority of microlending banks now charge higher interest rates and promote larger loans. One reason for this is transaction costs, which can make issuing loans for less than $50 prohibitively expensive. … read more


How better customer service can help the world’s poor out of energy poverty

A useful product can get someone’s attention, but customer service is the cornerstone of establishing trust. A lot of companies that serve customers in poor countries have innovative, affordable products that never make it off the shelf. If the need is there, and the market exists why are sales lacking? Too often it’s because these… read more