Skip to main content

Senegal: Renewable energy for women through micro-finance

Access to energy and water

Senegal: Renewable energy for women through micro-finance

Objective: To facilitate access to solar energy for women in rural areas through the provision of micro-finance services

  • Status

    Project completed

  • Location Senegal

This project focuses on women in two rural areas of Senegal, in order to allow them to develop a new micro-economic and sustainable pillar in their day-to-day activities. Through the provision of micro-finance services, the program aims to facilitate access to solar energy by: 

  • Developing a local offer of micro-finance to overcome the financial barrier to investment in solar energy
  • Building local networks of agents in charge of distributing solar solutions and after-sales services
  • Strengthening rural women's capacities to take economic benefit from their solar solutions and finances

This will also reduce the use and the cost of kerosene for rural lighting and establish a local supply chain. 

Partner: PAMIGA (Groupe Microfinance Participative pour l'Afrique)

Sponsor: Pierre Luquet - Project Manager PRASA - South Africa

  • Promoter

    Irma Padilla - International Mobility Coordinator - Paris

  • Duration

    24 months