entrepreneurship

Reaching the last-mile: Women’s social and sustainable energy entrepreneurship

With the support of the US State Department’s wPOWer program, Solar Sister partnered with MIT’s Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) to study last-mile customer preferences and evaluate the reach of Solar Sister’s women-centered distribution chain. MIT conducted over 600 interviews in Tanzania with both Solar Sister customers and non-customers. This report highlights the findings.

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This manual for practitioners offers guidelines, both strategies and methods, and a toolkit, including worksheets, and questionnaires relating to gender-oriented entrepreneurship as part of a sustainable development plan. The objective of this document is to assist practitioners of small enterprise development in their effort to implement gender-based programs, thus contributing to the empowerment of women as entrepreneurs. 

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