Social Business
Solar Sister: Future is bright for Africa’s women entrepreneurs

There is an enormous business opportunity for solar energy in sub-Saharan Africa, and it can be harnessed by the most unlikely entrepreneurs: women in some of the poorest and most remote communities. This is according to Katherine Lucy, the CEO and founder of Solar Sister. Since 2009, the nonprofit has helped women involved in the industry by helping them build businesses selling solar-powered products.

The global lack of access to electricity

This issue, the billion or so people who still lack of access to reliable energy, rises up every once in a while on the global development radar. But it’s fair to say it is usually neglected, perhaps because it’s not as ‘easy’ as other methods for fighting poverty and inequity.