Kopernik’s Wonder Women programme in Eastern Indonesia

Last updated: 2 August 2023

The Kopernik’s Wonder Women programme implemented in Eastern Indonesia aims to help reduce energy poverty by providing access to clean energy sources. The programme trains women micro entrepreneurs and provides them with affordable clean technologies such as biomass stoves, solar lighting and water filters to sell to their communities. Given that in Eastern Indonesia, women are primarily responsible for purchasing and using conventional fuels (e.g woodfire, kerosene), the programme is focused on empowering women. Moreover, training women to sell these affordable clean energy solutions to other women helps support market penetration of these technologies in light of the role that peer-to-peer sales plays in building product trust in rural markets. From 2014-2017, the programme trained 488 women, who sold 25 620 clean products. The sales of these technologies resulted in an estimated fuel cost savings of USD 1.9 million.

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