These Entrepreneurs are Changing the Face of Energy in West Africa

Civil war. Blood diamonds. Ebola. For the last 25 years, these words have dominated Sierra Leone’s narrative, leaving the West African nation to remain one of the poorest countries in the world.

Three entrepreneurs, however, want to change that narrative. Alexandre Tourre, Nthabiseng Mosia and Eric Silverman founded Easy Solar with a vision to transform the face of energy in a country that’s been in the dark for too long. Today, only 11 percent of Sierra Leone’s 7 million people have access to electricity. Easy Solar’s mission is to bring new hope and opportunity to the country by making high-quality solar energy available and affordable for all.

In Acumen’s first-ever docuseries, we take you to Sierra Leone to get a firsthand look at Easy Solar’s impact and experience the power of solar.