Turning on the Lights: Transcending Energy Poverty Through the Power of Women Entrepreneurs

Turning on the Lights: Transcending Energy Poverty Through the Power of Women Entrepreneurs

Solar lanterns offer affordable, high-quality lighting in developing countries. A number of organizations, including social enterprises, make solar lanterns available to rural households as an alternative to candles or kerosene lamps. One of the most successful of these organizations is Solar Sister. 

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The GSBI Methodology for Social Entrepreneurship

The GSBI Methodology for Social Entrepreneurship

A pioneer in social enterprise capacity development, GSBI has continuously improved its methodology since its founding in 2003. The lessons the GSBI has learned from working with over 500 social enterprises are broadly applicable to capacity development efforts across sectors and geographies. This paper introduces the GSBI and explains our methodology, with the goal of helping the global social enterprise movement create more exits from poverty.

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