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Home Startups Zambian women-led WidEnergy Africa raises undisclosed investment from GreenTec Capital Partners

Zambian women-led WidEnergy Africa raises undisclosed investment from GreenTec Capital Partners

by Rawlings Otini
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Widenergy Africa, a women – led Zambian clean energy solutions distributor has received undisclosed investment from GreenTec Capital Partners to accelerate its efforts at women empowerment and the expansion affordable energy access.

The PAYGO non-profit provides solar powered homes and appliances in Zambia and is the official distributor of Little sun solar products-Solar lamps, Solar phone chargers and soon clean cook stoves, in a move to reduce deforestation in Zambia, known as one of the highest in Africa.

WidEnergy, coined from “Women in Development,” works with 80 women sales agents to distribute renewable energy solutions and expand energy and connectivity access in Zambia. The company is Zambian distributor for d.light, Greenlight Planet, and Little Sun solar appliances and home systems and expects to reach more than 1,250 households connected by July, 2019.

WidEnergy is working with MTN to introduce mobile-money payments into its platform to facilitate user payments.

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