Title of the Project: WOMEN ENTREPRENUERSHIP IN RENEWABLE ENERGY

Project Period: Sept 2014 – March 2015                                                   

Project Location: Makueni and Kajiado CountiesDSCN3622 one

 

Specific objectives of the project:

  1. Launch of Women in Renewable Energy Partnership Campaign.
  2. Provide an expandable, replicable business model for off-grid service delivery
  3. Create an enabling business environment for renewable energy entrepreneurship through supportive policies, regulations and incentives.

 Key 20150317_122749 oneAchievements

  • 30,000 households had access to information on climate change, renewable energy (solar energy), and entrepreneurship through forums.
  • 10 women and youth groups were provided with seed capital to establish business enterprises
  • Business model developed whereby the women get loans from the women groups depending on their savings
  • Distribution of 400 solar lanterns in Makueni and Kajiado Counties thus reducing of wood fuel for lighting at homes.
  • Economic improvement – each household saving KES. 140/week and average shop has an income of about KES 15,000/month. Money is channeled towards group projects and activities which benefit all members.