Solar Sister eradicates energy poverty by empowering women with economic opportunity. We combine the breakthrough potential of clean energy technology with a deliberately woman-centered direct sales network to bring light, hope and opportunity to even the most remote communities in rural Africa.
Investing in women is not only the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do. When you invest in a woman, you invest in the future. And the impact of Solar Sister goes beyond just light. Our model transforms households, improving education, health, time-management and finances. Not to mention the greater sense of agency, status and control over resources reported by Solar Sister entrepreneurs.
Research by the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship finds that Solar Sister’s investment in women and clean energy “creates a positive cycle of economic growth that can revolutionize a family’s financial wellbeing." Our model protects the health of family members as well as "spurs intrinsic changes in women's self-image and perceived agency."