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Rwanda currently has the world’s highest percentage of female leaders in parliament. Still, young Rwandan women face many challenges when it comes to energy access and education opportunity. The headmistress of GS St Francois d’Assise Mpushi, Therese Nyirabemera sees solar power as a great advantage for the young women she teaches.


Little Sun Rwanda, Photo by Denyse K. Uwera

Therese said, “Before, most of our students would not do their homework and tell us that they failed to get the means to have light at their homes. After receiving Little Sun lamps, we immediately noticed that there was a change among our students. Our school performance got much better.”

We can see the impact that energy access has on young women and their families, and we must continue powering bright futures in Rwanda and beyond. The support of people like you has enabled us to distribute another 3,400+ lamps to Rwanda this month, and we will ramp up our efforts with our biggest distribution ever this year — to over 70,000 schoolchildren in Ethiopia.

You can help more young women build the thriving lives they deserve, and help us with our vision of universal access to clean energy, by donating now.


Little Sun Rwanda, Photo by Denyse K. Uwera

Little Sun Rwanda, Photo by Denyse K. Uwera