PRESS RELEASE: How to reach the last mile

New research by MIT CITE shows that last-mile consumers especially value local after-sales services and vendors they know and trust when considering solar energy. (Washington DC, US, 22 February 2018) – With the support of the US State Department’s wPOWER program, MIT’s Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation and Solar Sister release joint research today that…

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Empowerment Journeys launch

In our Journeys series, we brought you updates from Hilaria and Halima, two Solar Sister entrepreneurs from Tanzania. Today we launch Empowerment Journeys – a dynamic visualization of Hilaria and Halima’s journey over the years, from their first solar light purchase to reaching thousands of people with clean energy products.  Click the images to see their journeys!…

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Request for Proposals: Solar Sister website

Solar Sister is excited to share this RFP seeking a creative web design firm to help us revamp our site and create a dynamic platform for our amazing stories! Project Overview Solar Sister is in search of a web design firm to design and build a new WordPress website with a user-friendly backend and a…

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Last Mile Learning: Motorbikes make the sales

Solar Sister data shows that mobility, specifically access to motorbikes, is a major factor for success among Solar Sister entrepreneurs serving last mile communities. Mobility is most relevant when it comes to the ability to access a motorbike, known as “boda boda” in Tanzania or “okada” in Nigeria. Comparing our sales data to transport access,…

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JOURNEYS Halima wins!

Since last we spoke with Halima, much has happened! From winning awards to steadily growing her business, Halima is forging ahead. In July 2017, Halima was one of two dozen Solar Sister entrepreneurs invited to participate in our Superstar Summit in Arusha. Over two days, entrepreneurs came together to exchange, learn and celebrate their work…

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WESHINE brighter: stories

Women entrepreneurs are at the heart of Solar Sister’s work. Their stories are our story. In 2015, Solar Sister launched the #WESHINE campaign, with the support of ENERGIA and Show the Good, to share the inspiring stories of our women entrepreneurs. We wanted to show the world that these women are not waiting, they are…

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“The road is long and it might get hard. So let’s go!”

This women’s empowerment thing? It’s not rocket science! But it is also not always easy. As these women sang to us in Arusha: “The road is long and may get hard. So Let’s Go!”

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Last Mile Learning: “What works” with Kopernik

Last Mile Learning is a new monthly blog series by Solar Sister’s Grants and Impact Manager, Abby Mackey. This blog series shares our experiences working with women-run businesses in Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda to better disseminate data, share lessons with fellow practitioners and build the evidence base for investing in women-centric renewable energy models. In…

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IMPACT: 1 million reached, more to go

Find out more about Solar Sister impact and model with our 2018 brochure – click below, download and share!

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The Beam Magazine: feature

Putting the Sister in Solar: the movement bringing women out of energy poverty ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Jan 8, 2018 on The Beam In the bustle of a busy marketplace in southwestern Nigeria, Felicia Abiola-Ige sets up a stall with a wide array of solar lamps, torches, phone chargers, home systems and energy efficient stoves. She lays solar panels facing…

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