Miller Center Fellowship

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Empower Generation was founded in 2011 by Anya Cherneff, Bennett Cohen, and Sita Adhikari. Anya was looking to offer sustainable employment to women otherwise vulnerable to slavery while Bennett was thinking about how to enable the widespread adoption of clean energy in developing countries.

When Anya and Bennett met Sita in Nepal, together, they identified a tremendous opportunity to create a gender and energy paradigm shift by empowering women to become clean energy entrepreneurs.

Empower Generation empowers women to distribute clean energy solutions in their rural communities. We do this by providing training and loans to women who want to start their own businesses, selling clean energy products.



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