May 15, 2020
From dropping out of school to becoming a clean energy sales agent: Sharon breaks barriers by bringing access to clean energy to communities in rural Uganda.
In Africa, Signify Foundation collaborates with local partners such as ACE, BRAC and Enlight to improve livelihoods in vulnerable communities.
This is the story of Sharon Ayenyo, a young woman from Gulu, Uganda, who, after dropping out of school at the age of 14 to care for her two children, went through the BRAC Empowerment and livelihoods for Adolescents program (ELA). Afterward, she was hired by Enlight and trained as a solar sales agent. Today, Sharon is 30, and employed in the clean energy distribution company African Clean Energy (ACE), realizing her dreams!