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A spark of passion reaches Africa

Published: 05th September 2019 Last updated: 05th September 2019

The idealistic entrepreneurial trio Harmen van Heist (34), Marcel van Heist (32) and Evan Mertens (33) are almost bursting with energy. The mission of their social enterprise is to bring light to the darkness, through handy ‘Solar Home Systems’ for neglected rural areas in Africa that have no electricity. By helping to solve these energy problems they hope to reduce inequality in the world. Rural Spark is not just the company’s name: it’s a spark of passion.