Our Story

In Somalia, a nation facing harsh climates and food scarcity, the nearly non-existent cold storage chain severely affects vital contributors to the food supply chain, including smallholder farmers, fishermen, and wholesalers. With perishables like meat, fish, and milk quickly spoiling due to the lack of reliable and affordable storage solutions, these essential workers face diminishing returns. This critical situation is compounded by the high costs of storage equipment and inconsistent electricity, leading to as much as 80% of post-harvest losses.

Enter SOMCOOL: a dynamic, forward-thinking startup bringing a game-changing solution to this critical issue. Our pioneering solar cold storage services, tailored for accessibility with a pay-as-you-go model, is not just about preserving food—it’s about revolutionizing the way smallholder farmers, fishermen, and wholesalers operate, turning potential losses into sustained profits and quality products.

45% Waste

45% of saleable agricultural products in Somalia go to waste due to lack of proper storage facilities.

Food Insecurity

Somalia faces significant food insecurity, further worsened by the loss of perishable goods.

High energy cost

Over 95% of energy installations in Somalia use hydrocarbons, hindering the adoption of sustainable, renewable cold storage solutions. Energy can cost as much as $1/Kwh

Post-Harvest Losses

The agricultural sector suffers from up to 40% post-harvest losses, affecting productivity and contributing to high food prices.

Our Solution

SOMCOOL is revolutionizing the storage and preservation of perishable goods in Somalia with our innovative off-grid, solar-powered cold and freezing storage facilities. Catering to a wide range of perishables, including produce, meat, milk, and fish, we provide a sustainable and cost-effective solution to drastically reduce losses for farmers, fishermen, and wholesalers. Our comprehensive approach doesn’t just meet the immediate need for effective storage; it also fosters a greener, more energy-efficient agricultural sector, paving the way for a more sustainable future in food preservation and storage.

Fish

Normally, fish spoil within a day. However, with SOMCOOL's solar freezing rooms, we can freeze fish, extending their shelf life from 1 day to up to 6 months.

Meat

In standard conditions, meat lasts for 2-3 days. In our solar freezing rooms, meat can be preserved for up to 6 months, ensuring long-term freshness and quality.

Milk

Normally, fish spoil within a day. However, with SOMCOOL's solar freezing rooms, we can freeze fish, extending their shelf life from 1 day to up to 6 months.

Vegetables

Normally, fish spoil within a day. However, with SOMCOOL's solar freezing rooms, we can freeze fish, extending their shelf life from 1 day to up to 6 months.

Our Services

Cold Storage as a Service

Providing accessible, on-demand cold storage facilities to preserve perishables and prevent waste.

Solar Powered Cold Room Setup

Offering the installation of solar-powered cold rooms, designed for efficiency and sustainability, tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients.

Servicing and Maintenance

Ensuring the optimal performance and longevity of our cold storage units through regular maintenance and expert servicing.

Our Process

The shelf life of perishables extended from 2 to 21 days, slashing post-harvest losses by 80%.

Farmers increase annual income by 25% with larger marketable harvests.

Prioritizes hiring women and supports many women customers, strengthening their economic and social standing.

Consistent availability of nutritious food, especially benefiting children.

Help farmers and traders achieve self-sufficiency.

Reduced energy costs and increased profits through solar-powered solutions.

Our Impact

Drastically Cuts Food Waste

Drastically Cuts Food Waste: Shelf life of perishables extended from 2 to 21 days, slashing post-harvest losses by 80%.

Empower women

Empower women: Prioritizes hiring women and supports many women customers, strengthening their economic and social standing.

Sustainable Operations

Sustainable Operations: Achieving self-sufficiency within the first year.

Boosts Farmer Income

Boosts Farmers' Income: Farmers increase annual income by 25% with larger marketable harvests.

Fights Malnutrition

Fights Malnutrition: Consistent availability of nutritious food, especially benefiting children.

Economical and Eco-Friendly

Economical and Eco-Friendly: Reduced energy costs and increased profits through solar-powered solutions.

What our customers are saying

“As a trader in a vegetable market in Mogadishu, I struggled with the frustration of seeing my hard work go to waste due to lack of proper storage. At the end of each day, I would throw a away whatever I couldn’t sell. Maybe half of what I purchased. Then SOMCOOL came along.. My vegetables stay fresh longer, and my income has increased significantly. I no longer fear the losses that used to plague my produce. SOMCOOL hasn’t just provided a solution; they’ve given me and my family a brighter future.”

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