Every quarter, Empower Generation recognizes one or two Solar Stars from our network of entrepreneurs and sales agents for their impressive achievements. We are well into Q3, so it is about time we introduce you to our 2016 Q2 Solar Star, an outstanding entrepreneur who is working in the Dhanusha area.

Runa Kumari Jha– opening a store and giving it 100%

Since 2014, Runa Kumari Jha has run her business Ujyalo Mithila in the Dhanusha area. Work is going well, and Runa sold a large amount of S20 lights during the second quarter. She also opened a store and has devoted 100% of her time to her business—reasons to call her the Solar Star for Q2!

Runa’s business aims not only to sell high quality solar lights to people in her community but also to increase employment opportunities for other women. Runa is training women in her community to be sales agents, thereby, giving them jobs and providing them an opportunity to gain a higher income.

Through Ujyalo Mithila, Runa dreams of a bright community where all women are treated as valuable participants in the economy.

Runa never lets people tell her that her ideas are unachievable! She has come a very long way herself, so she knows that a lot is possible if you put your heart into it. Runa has faced many hardships. As a widow with only a 10th grade education and two daughters and a son, it has been a struggle for her and her family. Runa used to dream about starting her business but lacked the capital. Now, she is confidently running her own business and empowering other women to, just like her, power the world.

“I have now become a confident entrepreneur and I feel that I will successful in any line of business.”

Through Empower Generation’s training, Runa gained confidence and believes she can be a great businesswoman. Well, we already think she is!

From all of us at Empower Generation, well done and keep up the great work Runa!