Energy doesn't just provide light but income, prosperity and sustainability. Clean energy access can change lives.
Smiling Through Light focuses on clean energy access. We work with a network of women to provide clean, reliable & sustainable energy in Africa through the sales of solar products.
Igniting potential through solar. To become a global company where women, girls and their communities have access to clean energy, create jobs and income opportunities to lift them out of poverty.
Mariama Kamara is the Founder & Director of Smiling Through Light. She started the company after a trip to Sierra Leone in 2011, on a placement with Restless Development as a SRH Curriculum Development Technical Assistant. Her current and previous roles include working on development projects at local, national and international levels relating to science & technology, HIV, microbicides, education and innovation. She has worked with organisations such as SciDev.Net, African Health Policy Network, VSO, DFID, SIDA, African Development Association for Progress, Restless Development, the UN and Africa UK. She has always been interested in development issues especially on poverty, energy, education, sexual and reproductive health and HIV issues relating to women and young people. Mariama has a MSc in Development Studies from Birkbeck University and BSc (Hons) in Psychology.
- Customer commitment
- Respect for people
- Good citizenship
- Personal accountability
- Entrepreneurial approach