THE STATE OF LIGHTING IN AFRICA

It’s been a big year for Solar Sister; we are entering our 6th year of operation, we have programs up and running in Uganda, Tanzania and Nigeria, and 2015 was declared the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies by the United Nations General Assembly. Very often these dedications of years by the United Nations…

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SISTERHOOD – HOW SOLAR SISTER TRANSFORMS ENTIRE COMMUNITIES

Published 2015/09/26 | Drafted 2015/09/26 | Source: Facebook | Light, hope, and opportunity begins one person, one light at a  time – and accelerates when an entire group or community is working towards this same common goal. The Nkoba Za Mbogo Development Group in Kabale, Mubende District, Uganda is working together to pool their earnings to…

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SISTERHOOD – HOW SOLAR SISTER TRANSFORMS ENTIRE COMMUNITIES

Light, hope, and opportunity begins one person, one light at a  time – and accelerates when an entire group or community is working towards this same common goal. The Nkoba Za Mbogo Development Group in Kabale, Mubende District, Uganda is working together to pool their earnings to ensure that one member of the group a month…

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STUDENTS + SOLAR = SOCIAL CHANGE

Published 2015/09/25 | Drafted 2015/09/25 | Source: Facebook | Throughout the world, students and youth are one of the most powerful forces for social change – and it begins at the household level. Recently, Solar Sister Mourice spoke with a group of students at the Mubende Parents Secondary School about how solar energy works and why…

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STUDENTS + SOLAR = SOCIAL CHANGE

Throughout the world, students and youth are one of the most powerful forces for social change – and it begins at the household level. Recently, Solar Sister Mourice spoke with a group of students at the Mubende Parents Secondary School about how solar energy works and why it’s awesome. “Along the way we have learned that…

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WELCOME! VIVIAN IGUNDUURA JOINS TEAM AS CHIEF PROGRAM OFFICER

Solar Sister is pleased to welcome Vivian Igunduura to the team as our Chief Program Officer. Vivian comes to Solar Sister with more than 25 years of expertise as a banking professional in retail business development, risk management, talent development, and investment banking. As Chief Program Officer, Vivian will be based in Kampala, Uganda and lead…

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SOLAR SISTER WINS WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT FUND GRANT FROM THE GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR CLEAN COOKSTOVES

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves announced today that Solar Sister has been awarded a grant under the Women’s Empowerment Fund. With this support, Solar Sister will integrate and test the Empowered Entrepreneur training curricula in Solar Sister’s program in Uganda. Solar Sister is partnering with Anita Shankar and Genevieve Smith, the lead authors of…

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SOLAR MEANS NEW LIFE – AND A TV, TOO!

Unpublished | Drafted 2015/09/21 | Source: Facebook | How awesome it is that Mr. and Mrs. Nyamasi from the Roche village in Tanzania just purchased a BBOXX 17  home system for their family? Beyond power for basic lights, their newly installed home system is enough to power their electronics, like their phones – and even a TV!…

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AMINA’S LIGHT – A BRIGHT FUTURE

Published 2015/09/18 (also Newsletter)| Drafted 2015/09/18 | Source: Carolyn field visit | One little light. It only costs eight dollars. But for Amina, a fifteen year old student in Tanzania, it means being able to finish her homework whether or not the unreliable electrical grid is working. It means not bending close to the page…

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AMINA’S LIGHT – A BRIGHT FUTURE

One little light. It only costs eight dollars. But for Amina, a fifteen year old student in Tanzania, it means being able to finish her homework whether or not the unreliable electrical grid is working. It means not bending close to the page with with a candle flame, or breathing in smoky fumes from a…

Read Entry by Carolyn Lucey
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