WeHubs: Empowering Last Mile Women Solar Energy Entrepreneurs
This project will establish Women in Energy Hubs (WeHubs) to serve as last mile distribution centers. WeHubs are solar-powered containers with a generation capacity of 0.48 kW that will be operated by women entrepreneurs. These service centers will distribute clean energy and related products and services to meet community needs, including household solutions (SHS, solar lanterns, cooking systems), productive use equipment, energy driven services (money transfer, phone charging, internet access), and basic products for bottom of the pyramid customers. Excess energy will power small businesses around the hubs with a PAYG model. EEP financing will enable acquisition of a diverse range of products and expansion of the business model.
Outcome and Impact
The project will provide clean energy for household and productive use in rural areas. The project aims to sell over 30,000 products and enhance energy access for more than 45,000 people. This will reduce 11,329 tonnes of CO₂e emissions annually.