WOMEN COMBAT LACK OF ELECTRICITY WITH SOLAR POWER

Originally published by Media Club South Africa, May 14, 2015. Solar Sister empowers women in Africa to be entrepreneurs. They earn an income through selling solar power products, bringing light to homes across the continent and ending the terrible fires caused by candles and paraffin lamps that can devastate whole communities. In a world where…

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ACHIEVING A LIFELONG DREAM

Nicole Melancon is a writer, blogger at Third Eye Mom, and social good advocate living in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA with her husband and two children. She is also a Solar Sister Champion. This July, Nicole will climb Mt. Kilimanjaro with the Solar Sister Summit to raise funds to launch 8 Solar Sister Entrepreneurs. Mountains have always been a very…

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IN CELEBRATION OF MOTHERHOOD

Happy American Mother’s Day! We know mothers everywhere are awesome. Moms are role models, teachers, and cheerleaders.  Carol Mzungu is a Solar Sister Entrepreneur, an administrator at a local school, and a new mother in Gulu, Uganda. Even though she was already working at the school when she heard about Solar Sister, she saw the business…

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IN CELEBRATION OF MOTHERHOOD

Happy American Mother’s Day! We know mothers everywhere are awesome. Moms are role models, teachers, and cheerleaders.  Carol Mzungu is a Solar Sister Entrepreneur, an administrator at a local school, and a new mother in Gulu, Uganda. Even though she was already working at the school when she heard about Solar Sister, she saw the business…

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YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE: HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Happy Mother’s Day – we hope it is full of sunshine! As a special thank you, this is sneak peak at the first of 6 video profiles for our “Women + Energy: WE SHINE” campaign.  This is the impact that your donation has on the lives of women and communities in Uganda, Tanzania, and Nigeria. This is what light,…

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PRESS RELEASE: SOLAR SISTER FEATURED AT FIRST-EVER CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA MEETING: RECOGNIZED AS “EXEMPLARY APPROACH TO ADDRESSING CRITICAL CHALLENGES”

Providence, R.I., May 7, 2015 – Solar Sister, a network of women entrepreneurs bringing clean energy to rural Africa, was named as an “exemplary approach to addressing critical challenges” at the first-ever Clinton Global Initiative, Middle East and Africa meeting. Solar Sister’s Commitment, Sustainable Energy Solutions Powered by Women’s Enterprise, was introduced by Chelsea Clinton…

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ULULATIONS FOR VISITOR BILL CLINTON

On April 30, 2015, former President Clinton visited Solar Sister Entrepreneurs in Karatu town, Tanzania to discuss the economic and environmental benefits of Solar Sister’s Clinton Global Initiative Commitment, Sustainable Energy Solutions Powered by Women’s Enterprise, and to learn more about the portfolio of clean energy technology distributed through Solar Sister’s sales network. His visit…

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BILL CLINTON VISITS SOLAR SISTER IN TANZANIA, WHERE WOMEN ARE EMPOWERED BY CLEAN ENERGY.

Originally published by Inhabitat As part of worldwide efforts by the Clinton Foundation to empower women with economic knowledge and opportunities, Bill Clinton toured a Solar Sister site in the town of Karatu, Tanzania recently, where woman receive training and micro-financing to sell solar-powered lanterns and cookstoves. Solar Sister is part of Sustainable Energy Solutions powered by Women’s…

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PRESS RELEASE: PRESIDENT CLINTON’S SITE VISITS IN TANZANIA

Originally published by the Clinton Foundation.  After a breakfast at the Ngorongoro Crater Ring, President Clinton drove for half an hour to Nainokanoka Dispensary in Ngorongoro. At the dispensary, he was greeted by a representative from the Ministry of Health, Arusha Regional medical office, dozens of local villagers and health care workers. Dr. Shemaghembi I….

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WOMEN AND THE ENVIRONMENT: SOLAR SISTER PARTNERSHIP WITH GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR CLEAN COOKSTOVES

What do women’s empowerment and the environment have in common? They’re both issues that rely on interconnectedness– local solutions will have a huge effect on global outcomes. But there is a more direct connection too. In much of the world– including Tanzania, Nigeria, and Uganda, where Solar Sister works– women are the ones who make…

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