Delegation of the European Union
to the United Nations - New York


Renewable Energy Women Empowerment Project (REWEP)

28/03/2019 - 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



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


24 months

Benefitting zone 

Thaba Tseka, Lesotho    


Renewable Energy

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)


  • 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, 4- Improved living standards of women through generating and selling electricity and Improved supply of solar-powered electricity to rural schools

Facts and figures

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



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