Ricoh is partnering with Close the Gap and Copy Cat Group to make affordable quality printing accessible for social impact projects, startups & entrepreneurs, and schools & learning institutions in Kenya.
about the project
PataPrinterNaRicoh is a shared value project with the aim to develop local knowledge and growth through Ricoh’s core business.
The Social Economic benefits are to provide print and document management facilities to low-income initiatives. With this project we aim to help (social) start-ups, schools, copy-shops, and social businesses to develop without financial pressure.
In other words, “here’s your device to help you grow, when you grow, we grow together”. We bring in technical know-how regarding refurbishment, in other words, we help build local capacity and expertise.
From an environmental perspective we are providing a circular economic model, which includes local refurbishment and second life in the end dismantling via a closed loop, no uncontrolled end of life e-waste.