“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.

Momentum for Change photo

Solar Sister Florence Baka describes how she uses her “business in a bag”. Solar Sister customer Teddy uses her solar lamp for her tailoring business. “I said, I could sew at night. My house is big enough.” Video courtesy of the UNFCCC’s Momentum for Change Initiative

A Bright Solution photo

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

Going Solar photo

Hear, directly from our customers and entrepreneurs, how solar lights and clean energy change lives. “Going Solar” by Paris Coyne and Shelby Crespi of the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University.

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