The SDF manages solar livelihood under ERRY intervention for 108 beneficiaries in Bani Kais and Abs Districts, Hajjah governorate. First, the foundation conducted rapid assessment (Market Mix Assessment) to understand solar products/services that can be produced by local communities and have strong opportunities to be marketed locally. The assessment will also identify product which have a high return of investment. The assessment will also focus on how to improve access to markets and enterprise development and will suggest plan improve networking between the startups (micro businesses) and existing solar traders in the market. The assessment will also inform the challenges women and youth face to improve their business skills for solar micro businesses. Beneficiaries will be screened interested in the establishment of the micro businesses and identified beneficiaries will be trained in collaboration with ILO in two phases, basic business skill development and advance solar business development (First Business, Financial Literacy and Second Business Trainings) by the certified trainers. Beneficiaries will be provided grants to establish solar micro businesses and will also be trained on operation and maintenance. In the same targeted location, 8 community level solar technicians will be identified and trained on further designing, operation and maintenance and will be provided solar tools to serve the communities as needed. Then, the SDF will start distributing the grants for the beneficiaries and providing them with advisory services to support the creation of solar businesses. This phase is very important which helps the beneficiaries evaluate their businesses and start running them and advisers manage field visits to meet the beneficiaries and visit the locations of the businesses to be assessed and provide necessary advisory services to make it successful and sustainable.

 

To focus fully on the goals of sustainable

development and humanitarian response.