Rural Women Energy Security

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 has no access to electricity or electric solutions to improve on the quality of life. They rely mostly on sunlight during the day and kerosene lamps or candles at night, these impacts very negatively on health by exposing them to black carbon and PM2.5 and economic disadvantage, leaving them in a constant vicious never-ending cycle.

The REAP employs the vehicle of small renewable energy appliances which provide lighting and mini electric solutions to the most energy poor in the Nation. These appliances include but are not limited to Solar lighting kits, solar barbing kits, solar sewing machines and more. The REAP aims to use the earth’s abundant natural resources to positively affect the lives of the rural poor.