Sustainable Energy Solutions Powered by Women's Enterprise

Solar Sister is bringing an ecosystem change to the problem of global energy poverty by including women as active participants in a sustainable market-based solution.

Sustainable Energy Solutions Powered by Women's Enterprise

In 2012, Solar Sister committed to expanding its network of Solar Sister Entrepreneurs by recruiting, training, and supporting an additional 3,000 women energy entrepreneurs in three new countries. This expansion builds on Solar Sister's success in Uganda and will create a path for women in Kenya, Tanzania, and Nigeria to become active and knowledgeable participants in a sustainable, market-based clean energy distribution network. In addition to improving their own economic status, these energy entrepreneurs will bring the benefits of solar lighting, mobile phone charging, and clean cookstove technologies to underserved and hard to reach rural communities.


  • ExxonMobil Foundation

    United States | Staff size: Unknown
    The ExxonMobil Foundation is the primary philanthropic arm of the Exxon Mobil Corporation in the United States.
  • Solar Sister

    Implementing NGO
    Uganda | Staff size: 6-25

    Solar Sister is a social enterprise that provides women with training and support to create solar micro-businesses, providing much needed household income for the women, and much needed light...

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation was founded in 2002. Funders William H. Draper, III and Robin Richards Donohoe, venture capitalists who have run highly successful funds together, believe...

  • African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)

    Implementing NGO
    Staff size: 101-250

    The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is a leading international conservation organization focused solely on Africa. Since our founding in 1961, AWF has recognized that Africa’s wildlife...

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Key Information

LocationCentral Africa, Nigeria, Central Asia, Eastern Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, West Africa
  • Start Date 2012
  • End Date 2016
  • ValueUSD 3 Million