Path From Poverty has partnered with Kenyan Women’s Groups for the past 18 years and has been witness to the positive impact solar energy has on a woman's life. We are thankful to be supporting and matching the solar project effort of the 3 women's groups.
After access to clean water, light and electricity are one of the next major steps on their path from poverty. Here’s a few reasons why we choose to support solar as a development project with our Women's Groups in Kenya.
- On average, children in Africa spend two hours a day extra on homework when they have solar lights. This means kids can have a higher chance of succeeding in school if their family has solar power.
- Almost 26 million people in Kenya lack access to electricity, the majority in rural areas.
- Electricity is more than just light, it allows people to stay more connected by powering phones, radios, and televisions, as well as being a source of income generation.
- A small business can generate an average $150 more a year due to access to light and charging energy.
In our inaugural year of solar power, Path From Poverty matched Women's Group earnings of 4 solar packs. These solar packs include a solar panel, charging unit and utility pack.