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Altech Issue 2: Democratic Republic Of Congo - 7.5% Bond

36 months to mature 7.5% interest

Altech Issue 2: Democratic Republic of Congo - 7.5% Bond

£250,000
Raised

219
Investors

5
Days to run

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invested £250 invested

Every £250 invested will enable Altech to provide a Solar Home System to a family previously off-grid in DRC.

households 1,000 families

Your investment will help Altech to provide clean energy to 1,000 families in DRC.

Founded in 2013, Altech is a Congolese managed PAYGo solar company, who electrifies its fellow Congolese while reducing fossil fuels and biomass's negative impacts. Through its diverse product portfolio, tailored payment plans, deep local knowledge and national distribution network Altech has established itself as a leading off-grid energy provider in DRC.


Since its inception, Altech has sold over 210,000 solar products, and successfully expanded its product offering to include larger systems in 2019. Thereby positively impacting the lives of approximately 1 million Congolese.

About Altech

  • Founded in DRC in 2013
  • Has 4 strategic warehouses that supplies 60+ sales outlets across 21 provinces of the DRC
  • Employ over a 1,000 individuals
  • Generated turnover of $6.4m in 2020
  • Sold 210,000 solar products systems since incorporation
  • Supported through its newly established board of directors which includes co-founders from Persistent and La Differance.
  • Key product information

    Issuer: Altech Group SARL

    Issuing Country: Democratic Republic of Congo

    Investment target: £250,000

    Minimum investment: £50

    Maximum investment: No maximum

    Maturity: 36 months

    Expected interest rate:  7.5% per annum

    Withholding tax rate: 20%

    Interest payment frequency: 6 monthly

    Capital repayment frequency: 6 monthly (from 12 months onwards)*

    Financial instrument: Promissory note / Interest bearing bond

    Security: Secured


    * For the first 12 months after the Issue Date, a "Grace Period" applies during which no capital repayments occur. The first capital repayment will take place 12 months after the Issue Date, and on a semi-annual basis thereafter. Please refer to the amortization schedule found on Page 28 of the offer document.

    Key risks

    This is a bond issued by a single company (rather than a savings product) and therefore it is recommended that you are careful with the amount you invest.


    You must read the investment memorandum (provided below) where a full statement of risks is presented.

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    What the project investment will enable

    Altech will use the funds from this raise to deploy and install 1,000 of their Solar Home and TV systems impacting the lives of approximately 5,000 people.


    Altech serves a diverse customer base who have no or unreliable access to electricity. Altech offers an attractive entry level system for lower income, rural households to help them gain reliable electricity access , as well as urban households or shop owners who step up the electricity ladder by purchasing a Solar Home System (SHS) + appliance kit. The company also successfully operates in conflict zones, and runs several electrification projects in refugee camps.


    Through its diverse product offering combined with short and long-term payment plans Altech has a solar energy solution for every household in several income levels. Altech customers buy the products through a Pay As You Go model, making a small down payment and a series of instalment payments on plans tailored to their needs. Through this, their deep local knowledge and national distribution network Altech has established itself as a leading off-grid energy provider in the DRC.

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    Altech will deploy 1,000 Solar Home Systems throughout the Democratic Republic of Congo where it is thought that approximately 87% of individuals do not have access to electricity.


    Not only will your investment help Altech purchase a mix of solar lanterns, solar lighting solutions and Solar Home Systems plus appliances but you'll also be helping the company to grow and provide further employment opportunities. Altech aims to reach 1 million customers by 2024 and positively impact over 5m people's lives while building Africa's largest and most reliable network to distribute clean energy products.

    Social and environmental impact

    SHS & lanterns have been shown to have a significant impact on customers' lives and the environment. Altech has sold over 210,00 solar products in DRC in, impacting the lives of approximately 1 million people.

    Social Impact

    Social Impact

    Social Impact statistics taken from Global Off-Grid Lighting Association's (GOGLA's) April 2020 "Standardised Impact Metrics for the Off-Grid Solar Energy Sector"

    91%

    of customers purchasing a solar lantern or home system reported feeling safer since buying or using their product

    36%

    of households generate additional income once they purchase a SHS

    64%

    of customers say that their children have more time to study

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    Environmental Impact

    Environmental Impact

    Using industry-recognised Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) impact metrics, Altech has calculated the environmental impact of deploying 210,000 solar products as follows:

    1 million

    people who will enjoy clean energy access

    61%

    reduction in kerosene usage from households using solar products

    275,000 tonnes

    of carbon dioxide equivalents avoided

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