Village women transform into clean energy entrepreneurs in Nepal initiative
Friday, July 14, 2017
Hundreds of rural women in Nepal are turning from housewives to entrepreneurs to bring clean, energy smart products such as solar panels, lanterns and batteries to power-starved villages in an initiative aiming to help women out of poverty.
The social enterprise Empower Generation www.empowergeneration.org/ provides technical training and support to women in the impoverished Himalayan nation to set up clean energy businesses and provide loans to poorer customers.
Since it began operations in 2012, Empower Generation has created over 20 women-led businesses, employing 300 female distribution agents who go from village-to-village, selling, maintaining and collecting repayments for products.