Sierra Leone / Easy So­lar / 29

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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.

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