In Sub-Saharan Africa, over 630 million people live without access to electricity.
In Kenya, an estimated 65% of households lack electricity. Rural homes are subjected to the use of harmful kerosene lamps, as a source of household lighting.
With the right infrastructure however, it is estimated that half of all electricity from Southern and Eastern Africa could come from clean cost-effective renewables by 2030, steering the region toward low carbon development pathways.
Our Women and Energy project works to reduce energy poverty in rural communities by increasing access to solar lighting. We create a reliable supply chain of solar lamps by partnering with local women entrepreneurs and women groups in south-west Kenya, to ensure that lamps are readily available in local markets and town centers.
Women entrepreneurs, situated across numerous villages in Kenya, can be the last mile agents in the distribution of clean technologies.
Through our business model, our agents sell the lamps we distribute at a retail price to secure a reliable income while lighting up their own rural villages.