Overview of the project
Solar Sister envisions a brighter world powered by women entrepreneurs. It provides women with economic opportunity, training, technology and support to distribute clean energy to underserved communities in Africa.
A review on how clean energy products can mitigate deforestation
To prove that use clean energy products mitigate deforestation
Over 20 entrepreneurs selling clean energy products in Kaduna state
Gradual acceptance of these products
Everyone should have access to clean energy. In sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 600 million people have no access to electricity and over 700 million must rely on harmful fuels, it’s women who bear the huge burden of this energy poverty and who disproportionately shoulder the harmful effects of climate change.
Solar Sister believes women are a key part of the solution to the clean energy challenge. This is why we invest in women’s enterprise in off-grid communities. We see the opportunity to empower women and to reach those who aren’t reached by business-as-usual energy models. Centering local women in a rapidly growing clean energy sector is essential to eradicating poverty and achieving sustainable solutions to climate change and a host of development issues.