Help Women lead their communities out of poverty

by Kukula Solar
Help Women lead their communities out of poverty
Help Women lead their communities out of poverty
Help Women lead their communities out of poverty
Help Women lead their communities out of poverty
Help Women lead their communities out of poverty
Help Women lead their communities out of poverty
Help Women lead their communities out of poverty
Help Women lead their communities out of poverty
Help Women lead their communities out of poverty
Help Women lead their communities out of poverty
Help Women lead their communities out of poverty
Help Women lead their communities out of poverty
Help Women lead their communities out of poverty
Help Women lead their communities out of poverty

Project Report | Feb 13, 2023
Tamanda's entrepreneur journey

By Francis Mbewe | Project Leader

When Tamanda heard about the opportunity to sell solar products, she was not convinced she would be able to make a business out of it. She works as a high school teacher and also sells toiletries  for extra income.

“At the beginning, I was worried about how will I sell solar? Will people even buy it? The products seemed so expensive. So I started with a small investment of ZMW 2,052 [$114] to buy my first solar products.”

That was over a year ago. Today Tamanda’s family and business are thriving. She participated in Kukula Solar’s 6 month-training on key business skills, clean energy technologies and confidence-building tools.

“I know how to market products now. And I put the profits back into my business. In the future I want to buy land and build my own house.”

Eventually Tamanda plans to buy her own car to help to sell more products and grow her business to more remote communities. Apparently, the entrepreneurial spirit runs in the family.

“My five year-old already knows about solar lamps. He will pick it up and say, ‘This is a solar lamp. You push it three times.’ And he will push the button to get the bright light.”

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Kukula Solar

Location: Chipata, Eastern Province - Zambia
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Project Leader:
Francis Mbewe
Chipata , Eastern Province Zambia

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