Solar Sister envisions a brighter world powered by women entrepreneurs.
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.
Read more about how Solar Sister began.