Solar mini-grids re-energise rural Rwandan economy

The number of enterprises have doubled in the village of Gitaraga, Rwanda, since MeshPower’s solar mini-grid was set up last May. The 4Kw mini-grid, which provides affordable, pay-as-you-go power services to 200 households and 48 businesses, is revitalising the local economy, improving the living standards of many people in the area.

Energy 4 Impact works in partnership with MeshPower, and other solar mini-grid developers in Rwanda, to enable new and existing businesses to seize the opportunities that electricity brings. By building their capacity to take advantage of power access, businesses can diversify and grow.

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