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rural women energy security initiative


components of ruwes

The Rural Energy Access Project (REAP)

The Rural Energy Access Project is the lighting and heating component of RUWES developed to bring affordable energy solutions to the underserved and underprivileged rural dweller. The average rural inhabitant…

The National Clean Cooking Scheme (NCCS)

The National Clean Cooking Scheme is the cooking component of the RUWES. It seeks to address the need for clean cooking technologies. It is also an ongoing initiative, which is implemented in different states and rural communities…

RUWES Awareness Drive

RUWES intends to raise awareness about the connection between health, poverty and fuel sources, and to organize and galvanize rural women to demand for sustainable alternatives that will provide a lasting solution to the problem. 


a few words about us

Rural Women Energy Security Ltd/Gte (RUWES) is a Non-Profit Organization targeted towards saving lives, protecting the environment and improving the economy. RUWES is also aimed at providing renewable energy at a subsidized rate for underserved rural and peri-urban women.

Replacing inefficient cooking, heating and lighting devices with clean alternatives can rapidly achieve development and energy access goals, save money and reduce climate warming.  Many of the million households that lack reliable access to sustainable energy rely on firewood, diesel generator sets, inefficient and dangerous simple wick lamp

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To mobilize the women to lead the demand for increased access to clean energy products. RUWES created the ‘Gender Social Enterprise Model’, which aims to make access to energy easier.


It is targeted towards the under-served rural woman, usually off grid, energy poor and has the highest incidence of health-related issues from harmful energy practices.


Creating sources of income and serving as a means of poverty alleviation by providing energy for homes and small businesses…

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  • 7 Ahmadu A. Ali Crescent, Utako, Abuja.
  • info@ruwes.org.ng
  • +234-906-2764-360, +234-906-2764-362
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