Solar Sister is a network of African women bringing life-changing, affordable clean energy to their communities. We recruit, train and support local women to become clean-energy entrepreneurs, selling and delivering solar lights and efficient cookstoves to those who need it most.
In Sub Saharan Africa, where three-quarters of the population lives without access to modern energy, women often bear the greatest burden of energy poverty. Smoky kerosene lamps and open fires make the simple daily tasks of cooking, studying, traveling or running a business a challenge. At Solar Sister, we also know that women are the key to change. Women manage household energy, have the community networks to reach more people, and are motivated to improve life for themselves and their families, friends, and neighbors.
Solar Sister provides the backbone of women’s enterprise – with training, logistical support, and ongoing mentoring – so that any woman can build a business and transform life for herself and her neighbors. Every donation helps us launch the next Solar Sister entrepreneur. Since 2010, Solar Sister has built a network of over 2,200 entrepreneurs and has brought clean energy access to over 675,000 people across Uganda, Nigeria and Tanzania.
Solar Sister is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization. Click below to view our most recent independent audit and IRS Form 990.
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To donate to this member charity by check, please print our designation form and mail it with your check to
Aid for Africa
P.O. Box 8734
Topeka, KS 66608
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