Light. Hope. Opportunity.

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. Solar Sister creates sustainable businesses, powered by smart investment in women entrepreneurs. When you invest in a woman, you invest in the future. Join us by making an investment in a Solar Sister Entrepreneur today.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Over 1000 Solar Sister Entrepreneurs spreading light, hope, and opportunity.

WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

Solar Sisters are role models of women in business and the technology industry.

EDUCATION

4+ hours of solar light means more time to study.

HEALTH

Solar lamps replace kerosene, which produce toxic fumes, black carbon, and increase risk of burns.

LIVELIHOODS

Opportunities for solar powered businesses like phone charging.

HOUSEHOLD PROSPERITY

Energy savings mean money can be reinvested in lifting a family out of poverty.

FAMILIES

Women invest 90% of their income into their family’s well being.

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CONNECTIVITY

85% of rural population own phones for business and connecting to the world. Only 5% have a place to charge them.

CLEAN COOKSTOVES

2/3 more efficient with impacts on health, time savings, and household expenses.

ENVIRONMENT

More efficient cookstoves reduce fuel use by 30-60%, resulting in fewer greenhouse gas and black carbon emissions and reducing impacts on forests, habitats, and biodiversity.

SAFETY

Brighter lights at night are safer for traveling and performing necessary chores.

RURAL ENERGY ACCESS

Solar has the potential to reach the 600 million people in Africa who live without reliable electricity.

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