Khulumani Gogos Going Green
Supports successful small enterprise development and management in the solar energy sector.
The enterprise promotes the participation of grandmothers in savings and credit groups. These groups provide loans to ﬁnance investments in solar lighting and charging systems that meet household energy needs. The objectives of the enterprise are to expand the supply and distribution of solar systems to off-grid households. The enterprise builds capacity amongst grandmothers for managing a small enterprise in the solar energy sector. This then meets their needs for mobile phone charging and basic lighting, reducing their vulnerability to gender-based violence.
Khulumani Gogos Going Green hosts the SaveAct savings clubs run by local ﬁeld workers who have been trained by SaveAct. Members of the savings clubs can access loans to invest in the solar energy products sold by participants in the enterprise.
SaveAct collaborates with Khulumani to teach members of the savings groups ﬁnancial skills for small enterprise development. This supports their economic sustainability and well-being.
PlanMyPower Solar Solutions provides information, technical advice and solar energy solutions. It is responsible for rolling out the distribution of solar energy systems in rural areas of the Eastern Cape.
The 2013 SEED Awards in South Africa are largely supported by the European Union, which is made up of 28 Member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies.