12 Jul '11, 2pm

Solar Sister uses the power of the sun to empower women in the developing world

Solar Sister uses the power of the sun to empower women in the developing world

One answer to that question is coming from a new nonprofit called Solar Sister . Founded in 2010, Solar Sister offers women in Africa an Avon-style "business in a bag" containing several solar-powered LED lamps, mobile phone chargers, promotional and training materials and sales ledgers. Women can then sell the lamps to other women in their communities, who in turn can use the money they would have spent on kerosene on food, health care or school fees for their children.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/money/sustainable-business-practices/s...

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