A loan of $300 helped to purchase solar-powered lamps to sell in her community.

Joyce's story

Joyce is 60 years old. She is a widow and has seven children and fourteen grandchildren. Despite her age, she has not stopped working hard to bring up her children and grandchildren.

Joyce earns her income by selling groundnuts at the roadside. She is also a full-time Solar Sister. Solar Sisters are female entrepreneurs who sell solar energy products to their communities. As a Solar Sister, Joyce has learned marketing and business skills.

The additional income that she earns as a Solar Sister has helped Joyce scale her groundnuts business from selling 20 kilograms per week to now selling 200 kilograms of groundnuts per week.

Joyce uses the money she gets to support her family and buy her children's scholastic materials for school.

Her biggest dream is to become a role model to young girls. Joyce also wants to teach her children to become better business people by introducing them to Solar Sister.

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