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Energy poverty in sub-Saharan Africa affects 620 million people. And women, who are the ones to take care of the household, are the hardest hit. That’s why it’s worth shining a spotlight on the Solar Sister initiative. This charity, which works to promote renewable energy, offers training to women in Tanzania and other parts of rural Africa to distribute clean energy. The initial results speak for themselves: people who now have access to electricity thanks to Solar Sister say they are able to fetch water at night, keep working after dark and read with their children at bedtime. The impact of energy access goes far beyond the promotion of renewables alone.


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