“Hilaria was one of the earliest Solar Sister entrepreneurs in Tanzania. She is wonderful example of a strong woman who lives Solar Sister’s values. She has not only improved her and her family’s life by being a Solar Sister, but also has been a leader to make sure that other women in her community benefit from the ripple effect of Solar Sister’s green business opportunity.”

– Neha Misra
Solar Sister’s Chief Collaboration Officer


Halima is bold and determined woman who is excited to have the opportunity to bring light to her community, and to build her own business.

“I decided to be Solar Sister entrepreneur because I like to work with community, especially women. Also I wanted to bring positive changes in my community.”

– Halima Mdee
Solar Sister Entrepreneur


Solar Sister is excited to share the story of light, hope, and opportunity in Tanzania. 6 video portraits of 6 women entrepreneurs who are bringing clean energy to their communities…coming in 2016. Thanks Energia and Show the Good.

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“A Bright Solution.” Meet our Solar Sisters: “I can call my Solar Sisters because…they are my sisters!” Video courtesy of “Show the Good”

Ripple Effect photo

Solar Sister Chantal Uwingabire is proud to pay for her children’s school fees. “To do this for my family and to bring light to my neighbors makes me very happy.” Video courtesy of Ripple Effect Images.

Climate Reality Project photo

Solar Sister believes in a women-powered green revolution. “Women are a critical part of clean energy solutions.” Field Report from the “Climate Reality Project”.

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