At a glance
We Care Solar is solving one of the major barriers to medical care and safe childbirth in rural, underserved communities across Africa and Asia – lack of or unreliable electric power. Only five of the 16 district capitals in Sierra Leone have a partial supply of electricity from small diesel generators and mini-hydropower plants.1 For the remainder of the country, rural electrification is almost non-existent.
We Care Solar was founded in 2008 with the vision that every pregnant woman experience access to prompt, appropriate care in well-equipped health centers. Co-founded by a husband-wife team – a solar innovator and an obstetrician – We Care Solar has been recognized as a world-leading innovator in both the health and clean energy spaces.