If you have visited the western part of Uganda, and know how hilly and mountainous Kabale town is, that is the closest comparison to Kapchorwa.
The roads that lead up to this amazing town are cut out on beautiful landscaped hills. The village and scenery is just breath taking, all GREEN! You would think they have never had any droughts in Kapchorwa.
And then the winning spot is the Sipi falls - As you head closer to Kapchorwa town, you get to have an amazing view of the Sipi falls, best view ever.
It is in this city that we have a group of Solar Sisters that have gone an extra mile to do a fantastic job in their businesses.
Today, I profile Lydia Chelangat - When you first meet this fiery business woman, you can not imagine that she has got the fire for business because of her reserved nature.
She speaks in a low tone, very welcoming but that has nothing to do with her business.
Lydia Chelangat stays in Kapchorwa town, and is greatly involved with the Church of Uganda activities in Kapchorwa.
She is a member of the Mother's Union and we first got introduced to her through the Church of Uganda - Mother's Union in Kampala.
There is no doubt that this woman has the business acumen and is destined for greater success.
She owns one of the biggest shops in Kapchorwa, what does she stock? Think about all things electronic from mobile phones, electric kettles et el, household things, pretty much everything.
Because she came to us with such a tremendous business background, it was not hard for her to be a star as a Solar Sister, she knows just how to get the customers buy her products, she has a natural network of buyers who come to her shop everyday, she knows how to keep track of records.
What does she do when she gets the Solar Sister Inventory Stock? She stocks it in her shop and one by one as her customers come to the shop to buy different things, she pulls out her Solar lanterns and shows them just how much they can save by using Solar lanterns in their homes! - This has worked tremendously for her in terms of sales.
Lydia (right) shows some of her customers the "Powa Pack Junior 2.5w" from Barefoot power
In addition to stocking her Inventory in the shop, she visits her neighborhood at night and showcases the Solar lanterns! What better time to show the relevance of Solar lanterns, than at night when they speak for themselves!
A stock of Powa Packs from Barefoot power, in Lydia's shop
Her natural networks consist of her customers that flock the shop day in, day out, her church members, and fellow mother's union network, her neighbors back at home!
Another shot that shows Kiran Solar Laterns, which is a d.light product!
She is one of the successful Solar sisters to date, and we are proud to feature her today!
Lydia showing off the Kiran solar lantern, from D.light!