Solar Sister, Inc. and LivelyHoods Kenya announce their merger to bring economic opportunity and clean energy to millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa. The merger of these two award-winning social enterprises is effective immediately and combines Solar Sister’s operations in Nigeria and Tanzania, with LivelyHoods’ network in Kenya. The move, rare in the social enterprise sector, builds on the successes of the two organizations to drive impact in the three most important issues of our time: gender equity, climate justice, and energy access.
This merger validates an innovative approach that translates and scales across cultures and contexts. Expanding into the Kenyan market accelerates Solar Sister’s commitment to expand impact across sub-Saharan Africa building on the strength of its model of women entrepreneurs selling solar lights and clean cookstoves to family, friends, and neighbors.