EMPOWERMENT JOURNEY
HALIMA
MDEE
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LOCATION:

Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania

FAMILY:

Married with 4 children

OCCUPATION:

Head of household, farmer
and business woman

EDUCATION:

Primary school
2015

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

- HALIMA

November

Halima starts as Solar sister entrepreneur.

Halima makes her first purchase – two different solar lights, one that charges phone.

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

- HALIMA
Many Solar Sister entrepreneurs start small, just selling one or two lamps at a time.

December

Halima joins sisterhood group called “Sola Dada” (Solar Sister in Swahili).

“Victoria from Solar Sister helps me and gives training. Also I learn from other Solar Sister entrepreneurs in different areas.”

- HALIMA
2016

“I advise women to avoid fear and start doing business!”

- HALIMA

January

Halima gives advice to future solar sister entrepreneurs.

“I advise women to avoid fear and start doing business!” Read More >

- HALIMA

September

Halima and fellow entrepreneurs receive bicycles as a boost to increase their income and help them reach more customers.

“The bicycle will help me to go to farther places and I can make more profit because I believe I will make more sales” Read More >

- HALIMA

October

Halima sells her first clean cookstove!

December

Halima delivers clean energy access to 280 people in her community.

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Solar lamps mitigate 1.5 TONNES of CO2
56Products
Sold
280People
Reached
2017

“I didn’t believe it when I heard I got the award! It’s like a dream. It gives me heart to continue the work.”

– HALIMA

July

Halima is chosen to attend the 2017 Top Entrepreneurs Summit in Tanzania.

Halima is one of 4 entrepreneurs who win the Women & Energy Champion Award for 2017.

“I didn’t believe it when I heard I got the award! It’s like a dream. It gives me heart to continue the work.” Read More >

– HALIMA

October

Halima starts to sell Solar Radios.

The Ecozoom solar radio is a radio with phone charger and solar lamp.

December

Halima has sold several large home solar lighting systems that provide bright light for an entire home and that bring her extra income.

“In the communities where I sell, I see people are benefitting. They no longer buy kerosene and so they can start to save. Customers are really happy – they started out buying the small lights and now I get more regular orders for the larger systems.”

– HALIMA
145Products
Sold
725People
Reached
2015
2
2016
56
2017
87
PRODUCTS SOLD BY HALIMA
Solar Sister entrepreneurs
like Halima have reached
over 1 million people with
clean energy products!
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