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Solar Mini-grids Boost Women’s Entrepreneurship…

…And Increase Their Income up to 11 Times!

Abena Apam owns her shop in Katapie.


  1. The World bank considers living under $2 per day extreme poverty and $13.50 per day is considered to be the emerging middle class.
  2. Self-reported answer to questions: “Before electricity how much were you making per week from your business?” “After electricity, how much are you making per week from your business?” Possible responses: 10–50GHS per week, 50–100 GHS, 100–300GHS, 300+ GHS. Calculations of USD/ day based on midpoint of range at current exchange rate of 4.90GHS/ USD.
  3. This survey is only a beginning. While the sample size is a relatively large percentage of BSE’s customer base (15%), to have conclusive determinations on whether energy access really does drive increases in women’s incomes by up to 11X in less than two years would require a much larger sample.



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