Stories

ElleSolaire partners with NANN-K to promote solar energy and women’s entrepreneurship at Baaba Maal’s Festival Blues du Fleuve

The Blues du Fleuve Festival takes place in Podor, Senegal on 6-8 December 2019.  It is organised by the renowned singer and guitarist Baaba Maal to celebrate the people of his native region and encourage the growth of local communities in alignment with sustainable development. ElleSolaire is excited to announce...

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ElleSolaire partners with IFC as part of the #Energy2Equal

Under the four-year Energy2Equal initiative, launched in partnership with the Government of Canada, IFC partners with renewable energy companies including ElleSolaire to expane women’s access to jobs, leadership positions and entrepreneurial opportunities within the renewable energy space. By 2040, renewable energy could provide more than 40 percent of all power generation capacity...

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ElleSolaire named as D-Prize Global Competition Winner

At ElleSolaire, we are honoured to be distribution entrepreneur winners in the D-Prize Global Competition.  D-Prize expands access to poverty-alleviation interventions in the developing world, supporting social entrepreneurs who start new ventures that distribute proven life-enhancing technologies to those who need it most, the millions of people living in extreme...

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The Story of Fatou

Fatou lives in a village called Sakagne, in the Saloum region of Senegal.  She is 33 years old, is married to Cheikh, and has seven children between 2 and 17 years of age.  She is the first to wake in the morning just after 5am.  She must get the fire started in...

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The Story of Awa

Awa is 32 years-old and also lives in Sakagne, Senegal.  She was married Cheikh two years ago and now has an eighteen month-old boy.  As Cheikh’s second wife, Awa is Fatou’s co-spouse.  Awa still lives in her family compound but is soon intended to join her husband.  As is customary...

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