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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

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

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