Vision & Team
Renewable Development Across Africa
To help people help themselves. This is an extremely important aspect of our SolarTurtle venture. Our aim is not-for-profit but to create a business that gets people to realise that if they want to change the world, they should do it themselves – This will allow them to take care of themselves as well as their communities. This will result in a brighter future for all by alleviating poverty and creating a greener future.
It comes down to a choice. Either you believe that anything is possible, that the state of the world can change for the better, or you resign yourself to the fact that there’s nothing you can do about it. Arthur C Clark wrote that “When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.” The same principle applies to life. If you believe that you can’t make a difference, then you won’t. It takes visionaries to point out that anything is possible. As long as you believe that there is a way, you will never stop looking for it.
Promote women-empowerment. SolarTurtle aims at giving women the opportunity to run green enterprises, as they are the primary caregivers of the community. By empowering women to run businesses, we are allowing them to add value to their communities, to be inspiring role models and to take care of our future generations.
Promote youth-empowerment. SolarTurtle aims at providing youth with the opportunity to run green enterprises. By empowering youth to run businesses, we are equipping them with the tools and experience to become aspiring social green entrepreneurs, thus allowing them to create their own inspiring greener futures without being held down by past limitations.
Promote green economy. By starting micro-utility enterprises in rural and informal settlements, a tangible difference can be made for those who have limited access to electricity. By exploiting the versatility of renewable energy and a simple business model, these micro-utility businesses can be started across Sub-Saharan Africa. SolarTurtle offers less privileged communities the products and tools required to launch their own small mobile power station businesses, thereby giving them the power to empower themselves and create a greener future for us all.