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Sierra Leone’s Easy Solar wins global entrepreneurship award

Only one company from Sierra Leone was chosen by the World Economic Forum (WEF) to receive the Schwab Foundation Outstanding Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Easy Solar, an energy startup in Sierra Leone, was recognized as a leader of global social innovation for 2019 along with 19 others across the world. In just three years since it launched, Easy Solar has hired over 500 and made electricity accessible and affordable for more than 200,000 Sierra Leoneans. Easy Solar was founded in 2016 by Alex Tourre, Nthabi Mosia and Eric…

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Kenya Solar Energy East Africa 

Low-income earners in Kenya can now access Solar energy through d.light Partnership with Microfinance Institutions

Microfinance institutions remove the cost barrier by extending credit to customers to acquire a solar home system, which they then pay back over time through mobile money.   10 May 2017, San Francisco, CA; Nairobi, Kenya; New Delhi, India. Off-grid solar solutions provider d.light has signed a new partnership with micro lender Musoni to enable low-income consumers in Kenya to access solar energy at affordable prices. More than 47 million households in Africa and Asia have no electricity and do not make enough money to afford connection to the grid.…

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