Sierra Leone / Easy Solar / 29
Lack of electricity is a major problem for developing countries. In the West African country of Sierra Leone, barely one percent of the rural population has access to electricity. That is why Nthabiseng Mosia, born in Ghana and raised in South Africa, left a career as a management consultant to study Energy Finance and Policy at Columbia University in New York. In 2016, she founded Easy Solar in Sierra Leone. The company finances and leases inexpensive solar installations on a pay-as-you-go basis. Easy Solar has raised 2 million dollars in venture capital and has already supplied more than 75,000 people in Sierra Leone with electricity.