"In terms of micro-credit, I think far too often many organizations take this on without fully comprehending the resources, internal structures and risk management this type of system requires. We started with a micro-consignment model but found that…"
"Well there are two things here (1) recruitment of staff and (2) recruitment of entrepreneurs. Our staff need to be able to fully support entrepreneurs when it comes to business training, leadership development, product supply, customer care, and…"
"I think one big challenge is cultivating local leadership and skills that can support these businesses. Historically, investment in a qualified workforce in developing countries (especially from what we have seen in areas like Uganda) has nowhere…"
"Most Solar Sister entrepreneurs were informal entrepreneurs in some capacity before, mainly selling crops, baskets, soaps, etc. We are talking very small scale here (typically they do not have actual store structures or permanent selling areas). So…"
"Interesting! That sounds similar to what we are doing at Solar Sister. Rural last mile communities in areas like Tanzania typically do not have ease of access when it comes to purchasing solar lighting and cookstoves. So our women run businesses go…"
"Well Solar Sister is one example. We are building a clean energy last mile distribution chain that is made up of women run businesses in Uganda, Nigeria and Tanzania. Women make up the majority of the rural energy poor market in sub-Saharan Africa…"
Solar Sister is the world's leading social enterprise in eradicating energy poverty across sub-Saharan Africa through women-run solar and clean cooking businesses. Solar Sister has built a network of over 2,800 clean energy entrepreneurs in Uganda, Nigeria and Tanzania.
Topics on my radar:
Enterprise Development, Environment, Inclusive Business Models, Social Enterprise, Women and Business
No comments yet!
You need to be a member of Business Fights Poverty to add comments!