Sydney non-profit Empower Projects is working with a Malawi-based social enterprise called Zuwa Energy to bring affordable solar energy of the 21st century into Malawi households. Zuwa is using a Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) solar household system to eliminate the financial barrier many people in Malawi face when it comes to solar energy.
Empower, an Australian sustainable development organisation that works in partnership with rural communities in Malawi and Sri Lanka, has just launched a campaign on crowdfunding platform Chuffed. They are seeking to raise AUD$17,500 to help changemakers in North Malawi’s rural region of Kapita finish building their dream community centre.
Shanil Samarakoon is the Executive Director of Empower and a true philanthropic character who talked about the nature and importance of social entrepreneurship. Read on to be inspired.