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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 microfinance services.

  • Status

    Project completed

  • Location Senegal

This project focuses on women in 2 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 microfinance services, the program aims to facilitate access to solar energy by: 

  • developing a local offer of microfinance 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 womens 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. 

PARTNERS

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