Solar Sisters is an initiative that allies access to energy and the empowerment of African women. The NGO employs female entrepreneur as sellers of solar devices in regions were electric network is absent.
This is a project that has deeply changed the daily life of the African women who benefitted from it. Since its creation in 2010 by Neha Misra and Katherine Lucey, Solar Sisters is an initiative that set itself up as an exemplary project in the region. To answer the needs of populations that still live in regions not served with electricity, the founders of the initiative thought of a simple but efficient solution.
The concept of Solar Sisters is based mainly on women. The NGO, which aims at improving families’ life quality, provides women with an income-generating activity. They receive lights, solar power mobile phones and cooking stoves that they would then resell to their relatives. This activity allows these women to make a small but valuable profit. If a small initial investment is necessary to the purchase of a toolkit, Solar Sisters, however, does not receive any percentage of this margin. Rather the opposite, the NGO allows women to pay their stock right after they sell it.
For a better access to energy
Under these conditions, they were many to engage in the adventure. As clients first, many women have gone for it and became “Solar Sisters” with their relatives and families. They are now more than 1,000 female entrepreneurs to live in better conditions thanks to the spread of these technologies that are rather simple but also very practical.
Less pollution thanks to clean energy
Solar Sisters, thanks to the solar lamps and stoves it sells, also helps limiting the use of fossil or polluting energies. This advantage allows contributing to the environmental protection, by limiting the collection of timber.
Solar Sisters has improved the lives of many families and women, who thanks to this initiative, are more independent and live in better conditions.
Katherine LuceyChief Executive Officer and Founder
Neha MisraChief Collaboration Officer Co-founder
Eldorah MbaxaheFinance Director
251 Kyebando - Kisalosalo Rd
Phone : 256-414-662341
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