Access to Energy Company (ATE Co.) has a mission to provide access to safe, innovative and affordable energy solutions to the most vulnerable households living in urban slums of the Philippines through an innovative financing scheme. The project is implemented by offering a high-quality solar home lighting system on a pay-as-you-go model. This means that customers make small payments, unlocking one to several days of light at a time. After about 18 months of payments, the customer owns the system outright. Not only does the solar home system allow a small entrepreneur to operate her business, the lamps also provide cost savings on energy and safer conditions.