Solar Power Energizes Women Entrepreneurs in Mali

World Bank
Publication Date:
9 March 2016

In the remote village of Zantiebougou, Mali, solar panels are powering Kone Maimouna Mariko's shea butter cooperative and Mamadou Diane's bed-and-breakfast business. For these two women entrepreneurs, access to electricity doesn't only mean more light at night. It also means an opportunity for them to become financially independent and live a better, happier life.


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