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Impact Studies

<p>TURNING ON THE LIGHTS: TRANSCENDING ENERGY POVERTY THROUGH THE POWER OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS</p> icon

TURNING ON THE LIGHTS: TRANSCENDING ENERGY POVERTY THROUGH THE POWER OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship

“Solar lanterns create a positive cycle of economic growth that can revolutionize a family’s financial well-being. At the same time, solar-powered lighting protects the health of each person in the household and spurs intrinsic changes in women’s self-image and perceived agency.” – Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship

<p>WFP AND SAFE ACCESS TO FIREWOOD: PROTECTING AND EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES</p> icon

WFP AND SAFE ACCESS TO FIREWOOD: PROTECTING AND EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES

WORLD FOOD PROGRAM

“Fuel efficient stoves and alternative fuels–combined with support for livelihood opportunities that are not reliant on scarce natural resources– protect women from exposure to risks associated with firewood collection.”-World Food Program

<p>EXPANDING WOMEN’S ROLES IN MODERN, OFF-GRID LIGHTING MARKET</p> icon

EXPANDING WOMEN’S ROLES IN MODERN, OFF-GRID LIGHTING MARKET

LIGHTING AFRICA

“The [Douglas Barnes, 2004] study indicated that…high quality lighting, made possible by having electricity, makes it more likely that women will read in the evening regardless of their income class”- Lighting Africa

<p>WOMEN, ENERGY, AND ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT</p> icon

WOMEN, ENERGY, AND ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

DELOITTE UNIVERSITY

“Energy access programs that are coupled with meaningful income-generating activities can play a critical role on both fronts. Analysis of country-level data shows that the greater the proportion of a country’s population that has access to electricity, the greater its gender equality—regardless of the proportion of its population living under $1.25 a day”- Deloitte University Press

<p>IGNITING CHANGE: A STRATEGY FOR UNIVERSAL ADAPTATION OF CLEAN COOKSTOVES AND FUELS</p> icon

IGNITING CHANGE: A STRATEGY FOR UNIVERSAL ADAPTATION OF CLEAN COOKSTOVES AND FUELS

GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR CLEAN COOKSTOVES

“Reliance on polluting, inefficient cookstoves and fuels leads to a wide variety of environmental probems. In many countries, much of the native forest cover has been stripped to support charcoal production and in others reliance on wood fuel for cooking can lead to increased pressures on local forests and natural resources.”- Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

<p>A ROADMAP FOR PROMOTING WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT</p> icon

A ROADMAP FOR PROMOTING WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

THE UNITED NATIONS FOUNDATION AND EXXONMOBIL FOUNDATION

“Expanding women’s economic opportunities benefits both women and society. Documented benefits include greater investments in children, reduced poverty for all and, perhaps most consequentially, enhanced aspirations for the next generation of girls and women.”- The United Nations and Exxon Mobil Foundation

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