Energy poverty is an issue that heavily affects East Africa. It halts productivity and forces those without resources to resort to purchasing kerosene, an expensive and hazardous commodity. Solar Sister offers an empowering and sustainable solution to this issue by training local women to sell solar lanterns and clean cook stoves. It not only tackles the issue with an alternative energy source, but also addresses the issue of poverty by empowering their sales agents, Solar Sister Entrepreneurs, with jobs that lead to more financial agency.
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