Breaking the poverty cycle with solar energy

At Ensto, we want to electrify the world. Ensuring access to electricity for all is a vitally important step forward for developing nations.

We have recently donated a number of solar panels through World Vision to support a sustainable development project the charity is running in Kenya. As part of the project, women and young people are taught how to build, repair and maintain solar panels.

With installation now complete, the solar panels we have donated are already powering ovens for small local businesses. The ovens are used for a number of purposes, including peanut butter making, fish drying and baking. Thanks to this new and cost-effective way of producing their wares, the local entrepreneurs are now better placed than ever before to save money for their children’s education and they may even be able to break out of the poverty cycle for good.

This year at Ensto, we are celebrating our 60th anniversary and to mark this special occasion, we have pledged to commit 60 good deeds designed to create a better and brighter future for all. This is why it was important to us to lend our support to a charity like World Vision that has its sights set firmly on the future, delivers education and skills for women and young people and promotes equality. Let’s continue to look after one another and let’s do all we can to create a brighter future for all.

Read more about World Vision (in Finnish)