Solar Sister Empowers Women and Delivers Clean Energy in Africa

September 14, 2016 by Shanna Edberg


Solar Sister works to both empower women and bring solar energy to remote parts of Africa by recruiting, training, and supporting women in establishing their own clean energy businesses. The Solar Sister entrepreneurs sell and deliver solar lighting and clean cookstoves to their communities, which increases their income and business skills and gives them greater status at home and in their communities. The communities in turn benefit from the improved health, safety, and economic prospects brought by the expansion of solar power. Solar Sister currently operates in Nigeria, Uganda, and Tanzania with over 2,000 entrepreneurs and 300,000 people benefiting from their system.

This post is part of a series on on organizations and leaders who engage in multisolving, or climate-smart policies that simultaneously work to mitigate climate change while providing co-benefits such as the ones described above.