Community champions inspiring local entrepreneurs in Tanzania’s newly electrified villages

In the newly electrified villages of Tanzania’s Tanga and Pwani regions, productive use of energy (PUE) champions are playing a critical role in helping other entrepreneurs see how electricity could boost income, improve livelihoods and transform rural areas.

The Rural Electrification Densification Programme (REDP), a partnership between Energy 4 Impact, REA, Multiconsult (programme funded by Norway to help villages reap the benefits of electricity) and the Norwegian Embassy in Tanzania, is promoting opportunities to use electricity to improve efficiency, expand, diversify or develop value-add activities. For example, automating can eliminate time-consuming manual tasks, increasing productivity and boosting profit margins.

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