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Solar energy reaches northern Uganda

Uganda, February 20, 2012

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In an effort to provide sustainable energy and invigorate small business, Mercy Corps teams worked over the last year to connect large-scale solar power companies in Uganda's capital of Kampala with merchants in rural northern Pader to offer affordable solar power equipment to residents. Solar energy is a cleaner, more reliable and, in the longrun, more inexpensive alternative to other fuels like kerosene.

Read more in Global Envision's three-part series on this pathway to solar in rural Uganda.

This solar-to-market distribution model was a finalist in Mercy Corps' 2012 Innovation & Impact Competition, voted on by over 800 staff worldwide.