Clean Energy Funding – Changing One Life at a Time: Story of Christine Wambui

Posted: February 28, 2023

The grit, determination, and can-do attitude of our women partners, who are fast emerging as clean energy leaders, is something we can all learn from. Their stories are stories of courage, where they embrace clean energy, and not only make a difference to their lives but also to the lives of many others.

By embracing clean energy alternatives, our local community partners create a positive impact on their families' well-being, addressing issues like indoor pollution, respiratory ailments, water-borne diseases, and reducing carbon emissions. Their goal as micro-entrepreneurs is to share these benefits with others. They tirelessly travel from village to village, raising awareness and conducting product and tech demonstrations, serving as a daily source of inspiration.

Our women partners gain the means to generate and stabilize their finances, leading to financial independence. This empowerment allows them to take charge of their lives and make improved lifestyle choices that have far-reaching effects. Consequently, this strengthens families, communities, and countries, contributing to a positive global change.

With extensive experience in India, Africa, and Mongolia, MicroEnergy Credits collaborates with a diverse range of microfinance institutions (MFIs), non-banking financial corporations (NBFCs), and banks on clean energy lending programs. We build upon this experience and deep understanding of market conditions to enable the accessibility of clean energy alternatives. Working alongside our MFI partners, we empower communities to take control of their clean energy future in a way that upholds their families and local economies with dignity.

Impact Story

Christine is a mother of three and a part of the MEC network. She uses the improved cookstove and says, "Its faster, economical, saves me more than 50 shillings a day. Also, as it has less fumes, it is favorable with children. I love it".

"I am also a business lady. I promote health and household products in my community. Once I personally used and liked the cookstove and solar lights, I also introduced them to my friends and neighbors. I want them to benefit as well. They are all so happy with these products," she adds. According to Christine, the loans are very beneficial, thanks to the MFI partner, Equity bank, that gives easy loans. "I am getting new customers every day. Profits are increasing and so are my customers," she concludes.

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