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Helping businesses deliver energy access in Africa

1.3 billionWith no electricity

1.3 billion people around the world lack access to electricity - 84% are in rural areas.

2.7 billionRelying on biomass

2.7 billion people - 38% of the world's population - use solid biomass for cooking and heating.

4.3 millionPremature deaths

Each year, 4.3 million people die prematurely from burning biomass in inefficient stoves in poorly ventilated spaces.
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Energy access changes everything

We develop markets to close the energy gap

Our services include

Translating into

Efficient cookstoves

Powered households and institutions

More productive businesses

Economically empowered women

Energy in humanitarian contexts

Our approach has provided access to 15.5 million people

  • 3,634 businesses supported
  • 9,366 jobs created
  • 12.3 million tonnes of CO2 avoided
  • $111 million raised to support businesses

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