Creating Sustainable Enterprises
85% of Ugandans lack access to electricity. Rural cooperatives and Community Based Organizations (CBOs), created by members of the community, know these problems well. Solar energy, non-electric water filters, improved biomass cookstoves, and fuel briquettes are all modern low-cost technologies that can solve rural energy problems. The ENVenture program accelerates rural CBOs in Uganda to start clean energy ventures. Through our Seed Incubator, we invest small amounts very early in a large number of CBOs. Over a 1-year period of monitoring their energy sales and loan repayments, the best performers are selected for our Growth Accelerator, which includes offering larger debt, financial management support, and investment-readiness.
We do this by:
Bootcamp events to train entrepreneurship skills
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Access to energy