On the 19th of May the Malian Ministers of Water and Energy, of the integrated development of the Office du Niger (a vast irrigated zone by the River Niger) and the CEO of Mali’s Rural Electrification Agency (AMADER) came to the MVP site in Segou to officially launch the SharedSolar installations in Tiby II. During the visit, the ministers visited the SharedSolar micro production units, talked to the consumers and were very impressed by the payment system. The ministers also pointed out that the project is really reaching villages that were not easy to electrify with traditional methods. The people of Tiby II then organized a big festivity to mark this official launching. Overall the SharedSolar site in Tiby II has been running since late April and more than 542 people in 38 households now benefit of high quality electricity service through the SharedSolar systems. The Rural Electrification Agency in Mali requested the SharedSolar team to formalize a collaboration agreement to replicate these systems in the MVP sites and elsewhere in Mali.