Nigeria: Solar lamps light way for thousands of women entrepreneurs

Thousands of small businesses owned by women in Nigeria’s Oyo State have

received solar lamps through an initiative set up to help their enterprises become

more sustainable.

Through the LIGHT UP project, 3,000 women entrepreneurs have been able to mitigate the effects of Nigeria’s inadequate electricity supply and improve their business and home lives.

“I thank Alerzo for the lamps we were given. I always leave my shop late. So, the lamp has really helped me so much,” said one beneficiary.

Another said: “The solar light I was given has been serving me well. When I turn it on at night, it always looks like I am using a generator, and it helps my children read and work on their assignments.”