RURAL WOMEN ENERGY SECURITY INITIATIVE
A few words about RUWES
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.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), smoke from indoor air pollution causes over 100,000 deaths in Nigeria every year, mostly women and children. Owing to the energy poverty prevalent in the rural areas, most households depend on firewood for cooking and heating purposes.
More on RUWES
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…
PURPOSE OF RUWES INITIATIVE
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…
OBJECTIVES OF RUWES
Creating sources of income and serving as a means of poverty alleviation by providing energy for homes and small businesses…
Our Events & Projects
Climate Smart Agriculture
The relevance of Agriculture to the Nigerian economy cannot be over emphasized; however, with growing impacts of agricultural practices on climate change, there is need to embrace Climate Smart Agriculture.
Project Surya Partnership
In line with RUWES’ efforts to mitigate Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) through clean energy and results-based financing, we entered into a partnership with Project Surya of India.
The “RUWES Randa” is a technology-neutral water filtration and purification system which consists of a screen, water filter and a water dispensing unit made of clay pot. This is a locally developed technology that guarantees water purification.
“While we do our good works let us not forget that the real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.”
– Chinua Achebe