SOLAR LAMP CHALLENGE: NEPAL, MYANMAR
PROVEN INTERVENTION TO BE DISTRIBUTED
Learn more about the Solar Lamp Challenge and how these lamps create enormous benefits for developing world families.
DISTRIBUTION MODEL INNOVATION
Empower Generation is a social enterprise that creates clean energy distribution networks consisting of women-led businesses that reach last-mile populations. Empower Generation provides women with the training, start-up inventory, mentoring, and long-term support they need to run a successful clean energy business.
Using an innovative, market-based and capacity-building approach, they build a network that sustainably distributes clean energy and brings economic opportunities to isolated and underserved communities. The key innovation is mentoring rural women to become solar CEOs and own their own businesses. Empower Generation’s CEO network improves health and increases education for their children, creates local jobs for rural and peri-urban communities, and contributes to a shifting role of women in society.
PILOT AND SCALING GOALS
- Distribute 300 solar systems during the pilot
- Install 15 solar home systems during the pilot
- Reach 2,560 individuals by the end of 6 months
- Recruit 20 sales agents by the end of the pilot
- Recruit 50 sales agents by the end of year 1
- Distribute 1,500 solar lamps by the end of year 1
Anya Cherneff - Co-Founder and Executive Director
Chloe Chapman - Director of Operations
Sita Adhikari - Country Director