East African Power (EAP) is proud of the role it played in the creation of Empowering Villages (EV). EAP’s corporate social responsibility projects led to the creation of EV in 2020. With the support of EAP’s investors, an opportunity to branch off and create a separate non-profit organization was developed. There is an important need for the new organization, EV, to focus on collaborating with local communities to implement next generation utilities, incubate strategic enterprises and leverage technology to unlock new opportunities. EV’s mission is to “build value for villages through lasting utilities and profitable enterprises that radiate light and life.”
EAP and EV share a special bond and collaborate on projects to create value and empower villages in Africa. Every EAP utility scale project will include an EV project to accelerate access to electricity and develop local enterprise. EV is developing a new model, the EMPWR Hubs, to leverage local access to power and available resources to stimulate the micro-economic environment.