Donor involvement (incl. IOs)
Multi-donor, Multilaterals involved, Bilaterals involved
Names of donors involved (incl. IOs
USAID, Power Africa, Worldways, Fagerhult, Social Initiative, UN Women, Power for All, WISE, CITE, Bohemian, Foundation, GACC, MillerCenter, Clinton Global Initiative, ICRW, ExxonMobil, Ashoka, Draper Richards Kaplan, The Chapel Group, Clif Bar Family Foundation, Energia International Network, Schwab Foundation, SE4ALL, Impact Hub DC
Type of technical assistance
Project preparation / implementation, Skill development / training
The mission of Solar Sister is to eradicate energy poverty by empowering women with economic opportunity. Solar Sisters taps into the power of women’s social networks to bring energy access to the most hard-to-reach communities. Solar Sister helps local women launch clean-energy businesses and earn an income.
Solar Sister serves as the backbone of women’s enterprise, decreasing the risks and costs women face in starting independent businesses in the clean energy sector. Management staff train and recruit Business Development Associates (BDAs), who are locally hired eld staff and Solar Sister’s direct link to entrepreneurs. In turn, each BDA recruits, trains, and supports a group of 1-25 self-employed women en- trepreneurs (Solar Sister entrepreneurs or SSEs).