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Entrepreneurs receiving loans from Letshego Bank, Rwanda

“There is a correlation between access to finance and the growth of micro enterprises in East Africa”, shows a new GVEP study.

GVEP brought together 170 school teachers in Uganda to showcase the benefits of energy efficient institutional cookstoves over the traditional ones in a bid to boost the number of schools using improved cooking technologies.

The Kenyan social enterprise aims to reach out to 100,000 households over the next year and provide training to 100 independent women and young micro-entrepreneurs to develop retail businesses.

Case studies

GVEP provides strategic, technical, financial and operational support to early-stage energy businesses which employ technologies including energy efficient cookstoves and briquettes, solar lighting and home systems, biogas, and mini-grid electrification. Below are a few examples of our work:

Meeting the energy needs of refugees and displaced people

GVEP is part of the Moving Energy Initiative, a consortium working to meet the energy needs of refugees and displaced people in a safe, cost-effective and sustainable manner.

Providing efficiency and performance analysis for operator of energy kiosks

GVEP offers specialized advisory support to medium-sized energy access businesses that have the potential for growth and scale. We help them in various capacities: from developing their supply chain and route-to-market strategies, to accessing finance required for growth.

Energy opportunities for women in Senegal

GVEP and local partner SEM Fund are supporting women’s economic empowerment through a three-year project, Economic Opportunities for Women in Senegal (EOWS), with financing from ENERGIA, the International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy.


 

 

 

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