Population: 15.85 million
Area: 196,839 km2
SolarAid first worked in Senegal in 2014 as part of the successful Light Libraries pilot project. The electrification rate of the country is relatively high at 64% nationwide compared to surrounding countries, but only 42% of rural areas have access to electricity.
In November 2018, ElleSolaire and SolarAid announced a partnership with the common goal of increasing access to clean energy in rural communities in Senegal through women-led entrepreneurship. Together, we will combat energy poverty, gender inequality and climate change, and provide rural communities in Senegal with economic opportunity and clean energy solutions that work.