BENEFITING: SOLAR SISTER INC
EVENT DATE: Dec 15, 2014
Solar Sister eradicates energy poverty by empowering women with economic opportunity. The organization combines the breakthrough potential of solar technology with a deliberately woman-centered direct sales network to bring light, hope and opportunity to even the most remote communities in rural Africa. Data shows that the income the entrepreneur generates is reinvested 90% back into her family, improving their lives and providing benefits for the next generation.
Funds raised empowers “Solar Sister Entrepreneurs” to build a sustainable solar business (selling solar lanterns and/or ovens) that will provide sustainable income and social benefits.
Recurrent Energy employees and partners have volunteered to raise money for Solar Sister by participating in ride, run, or walk with the goal of collectively riding the length of Africa (5000 mi) between November 15 and December 15.
Check out our mileage at: http://www.strava.com/clubs/34949