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.

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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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Skill Acquisition Centre For Women and Girls In Partnership with Kaduna State University (KASU)

In the northern part of Nigeria, women are subjected to abject poverty due lack of direct access to social and economic empowerment.

Innovative Financing Mechanism for SLCP Mitigation through Clean Cookstoves in Nigeria

RUWES in partnership with Nexleaf Analytics identified 5 groups of women that were supplied with 5 different models of cooking solutions to ascertain the usability and adoptability rate.

Partnership with Department for International Development - Nigerian Infrastructure Advisory Facility (DFID/NIAF)

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has developed a working Monitoring and Evaluation as well as a Management Information System toolkit for the RUWES initiative.

“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

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