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RVE.SOL - Soluções de Energia Rural Lda.

KUDURA is an infrastructure solution to rural development, offering a 15% IRR on the prepaid sales of renewable energy and potable water to rural communities.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Leiria, Leiria District, PT
  • Currency EUR
  • Founded September 2010
  • Employees 4
  • Website rvesol.com

Company Summary

We prevent rural children dying from water-borne disease, mothers & daughters from wasting time collecting firewood and the environment from getting trashed due to deforestation & emissions.
KUDURA, our sustainable rural development solution, breaks the cycle of perpetual poverty by providing scaleable, affordable energy & water services that enable productive business & better lives.
We do this while generating an average 15% IRR over 20 years.


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    Managing Director & Founder

    A pervasively positive, Portuguese-South African born electronic engineer with a seasoned technology business development, sales and marketing resume. Proven revenue generating, sales and business management experience demonstrated in Europe, United States, Japan and developing markets like Eastern Europe and South Africa. Vivian designed the KUDURA system. He speaks 5 languages and lives in Leiria, Portugal.

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    Dr. Hannington Odame
    Board Advisor - Rural Development

    25 years rural community empowerment experience and Kenyan Doctorate in Agriculture and Rural Development policies & institutions, he provides a wealth of rural development knowledge. He is founder member and Executive Director of the Centre for Agricultural Bio Engineering (CABE in Nairobi). His PhD, at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague focused on applying agricultural innovation systems framework to smallholder agriculture in Kenya.

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    System optimisation analysis & cost reduction

    Recently graduated as an Environmental Engineer (masters) at the Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon, he works on issues related with energy in general, especially those regarding renewable resources (specialized in integrated Energy Systems of self-sustainability) as well as on applied Environmental Sciences such as weather and climate dynamics, ecology and anthropogenic impacts on the environment.

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    Program liaison - East Africa

    Irene is a Sustainable Energy and Rural Development enthusiast with relevant experience in Kenya and Rwanda and holds a B.S. Electrical Eng. from New Mexico State University. As Solar Suitcase Ambassador at WE CARE Solar she helps health workers meet their lighting, communication and medical energy needs. She has been a part of the team since the KUDURA pilot project in Kenya and speaks 4 languages and currently lives in Kenya.

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    B2B Marketing Lead

    Creative, passionate leader with excellent relationship-building and communication skills. Knowledgeable multi-channel marketer with international experience and innovative ideas. Thought leadership writer and strategist. Recognized subject matter expert and invited speaker in B2B marketing and Healthcare IT.

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    Mario Rodrigues
    Managing Director (Joint)

    Founder and owner of EST - Empresa Serviços Técnicos Lda in Boa Vista Portugal, Mario’s organisation develops, in partnership with their clients and providers, technical and economical solutions to satisfy daily energy and automation problems. The result of this focus and commitment is a series of long lasting partnerships with prestigious entities around the globe.


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