Delegation of the European Union to Lesotho

Renewable Energy Women Empowerment Project (REWEP)

11/02/2019 - 11:22

The REWEP is a project co-funded by the EU whose aim is to improve access and knowledge of renewable energy solutions to rural women entrepreneurs in Thaba-Tseka and to improve the access rural schools have to solar power.

Solar kiosk installed in Mashai, Thaba-Tseka


Project overview    

The project aims to implement the solar kiosk model of generating off-grid renewable energy for rural women entrepreneurs in Thaba Tseka district, Lesotho.

Implementing organisation

KESI Business Solutions




February 2018 - February 2020


Renewable Energy

Benefitting zone 

Thaba Tseka, Lesotho    


  • Increased access to solar generated electricity by rural women entrepreneurs in Thaba-Tseka district;
  • Provide Solar Installations to 10 women owned shops in Thaba-Tseka district;
  • Improved knowledge on rural renewable energy entrepreneurship;
  • Improved living standards of women through generating and selling electricity;
  • Improved supply of solar-powered electricity to rural schools

Facts and figures

  • 4 out of an envisaged 10 solar kiosks have been installed in various locations in Thaba-Tseka so far.
  • Over 20 women have already received training on rural renewable energy entrepreneurship. 

Total Cost

EUR 444,228.00 

EU contracted amount

EUR 355,382.00

Funding Instrument

EDF 11 (through Financing Agreement  FED/2016/036-076- Support to the reform in the energy sector in Lesotho)

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