Updated: Nov 19, 2020
FATMA MUZO, Country Manager Tanzania
Meet Fatma Mozu, the incredible woman and mastermind behind the impactful nonprofit "Solar Sister" we've partnered up with in our travel destination, Tanzania. Solar Sister delivers remote communities in Africa access to clean and affordable energy. A natural born activist for female empowerment and helping vulnerable populations, Fatma was born and raised in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania but moved to Arusha for pursuing higher education and work.
As country manager, Fatma plays a critical role in supervising, mentoring, and supporting the recruitment and training of Solar Sister Business Development Associates - who in turn work with local people and women in the solar entrepreneur work. Fatma also works with CARE International Tanzania in the Women Economic Empowerment Program as a Program Officer. Join us in Tanzania, where you'll work with Solar Sister on delivering the gift of solar light to families who need this valuable resource. It is Fatma's hope that, with the use of solar energy in African homes, families will be happier, children have have better education, and Africa will harness it's renewable solar energy to become a brighter place.
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LEARN MORE ABOUT FATMA MUZO
1. WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST REWARDING PART ABOUT WORKING AT SOLAR SISTER?
The most rewarding part working with Solar Sister is when I see communities transform day by day and the champions to these changes are women. This aligns with our Solar Sister vision that envisions a brighter World powered by women entrepreneurs who raise their income through solar products. With Solar Sister you can see and measure the tangible impact created to women.
2. WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO ARUSHA, TANZANIA? WHAT CONTINUES TO INSPIRE YOU ABOUT THIS COUNTRY?
I moved to Arusha in 2013 when I got an interesting job opportunity to work for Solar Sister. I am inspired because this is my original home country, it is a peaceful country.
3. IS THERE A PIECE OF ADVICE YOU GIVE A YOUNG PERSON WHO WANTS TO SEE OUR WORLD OR MAKE A CHANGE?
The change starts from within the person therefore, aptitude, positive attitude, and courage should be within the person.
4. WHAT DOES “EMPOWERMENT” MEAN TO YOU? HOW DO YOU STRIKE TO EMPOWER EVERY SINGLE WOMAN TOUCHED BY SOLAR SISTER?
Empowerment means both building a positive mindset and economic independence. We empower every woman by training and giving them access to economic opportunities.
5. NAME THREE WOMEN THAT INSPIRE YOU EVERYDAY AND WHY?
Katherine Lucy, Neha Misra, and mama Samia Suluhu. They are strong women, they stand for what they say, are courageous women, and support women empowerment.
6. SOLAR SISTER HAS BUILT SUSTAINABILITY AND GENDER EQUALITY INTO THE CORE OF THEIR BUSINESS. WHY DO YOU THINK THAT IS SO IMPORTANT?
Solar Sister's vision is important because combining clean energy technology with women centered direct sales networks help empower females economically and bring energy to remote communities in Tanzania.