Foosteer Initiative Energy Access Program

Sustainable Energy Access Development Program SEADEP is a project implemented in partnership with Young Women in Farming-YOWIF, under its sustainable energy access program. The project is aimed at providing access to clean, safe, bright and reliable solar energy for off-grid ikere rural women farmers of Ajaoukta LGA, of Kogi State Nigeria, for lighting their homes and small businesses.
Cross session of some beneficiaries of the YOWIF solar lanterns

Many people living in rural areas around the country do not have access to electricity, as such many households and businesses rely majorly on burning of fossil fuels, like kerosene, petrol and diesel kerosene in generating electricity, which are very expensive and harmful to the health and well-being of the people.
Demonstration of how to operate the solar lanterns
In an attempt to address this challenge, our organization Foosteer Initiative in partnership with Young Women in Farming-YOWIF multi-purpose cooperative, under its Sustainable Energy Access Development Program, designed a solution called YOWIF Solar Lantern Rental System, aimed at providing off-grid rural women farmers access to safe, clean, bright, reliable and affordable renewable solar lanterns for lighting their homes&businesses. 

50 families are currently benefiting from the program. A charged lantern goes for as low as N50.
Documentation of cooperative members
Brief overview