Start Date: 19.09.12: End Date: 30.09.15
Current Beneficiaries: direct ; 1999, indirect ; 9965
wPOWER project is an Access Africa program supported by U.S Department of state covering three years from September 2012 and to December 2015. wPower currently works in Kisumu, Homa Bay, Kisii, Nyamira, Siaya and Vihiga counties.
The main goal is reduction in carbon emissions, deforestation and improves economic status of women through increased uptake of clean energy products by rural and peri-urban households within the Great Lakes Region. The project has four strategic objectives which include:
- To increase access of women to small-scale clean energy markets
- To increase the number enterprises and incomes of women-managed small-scale clean energy technology enterprises,
- To increase public awareness of the role of women in clean energy markets.
- To improve documentation, evidence, and learning about the economic and environmental benefits of integrating women into clean energy value chains.
The project is using existing GS&L groups to train 1,285 entrepreneurs who will be linked with clean energy product suppliers (Solar lamps and improved Cookstoves) to create a supply value chain that will reach villages in Nyanza (Kisumu, Siaya, Homabay and Kisii County), Eastern (Embu County), Northern Kenya (Garissa, Wajir and Mandera County). During the three years, the project is targeting to sell 82,275 solar lamps and 11,642 improved Cookstoves.
wPower has already started to make a great impact on the women we work with! Read CARE Kenya's wPower Group Savings and Loans changing lives!