Unless investors see light on solar, women will still give birth in the dark

By Katharine Earley A US and Tanzania-based solar finance company is aiming to lower investment risks and bring energy to some of the 1.2 billion people still off-gridHigh in the Usambara Mountains of northern Tanzania, a woman prepares to give birth in the pitch black. Her family clusters around her. With no electricity at the birthing clinic, someone shines a mobile phone above the midwife’s head.The baby is the last to be born in near darkness at the Zahanati ya Tema clinic. The next day, a local solar company brings access to clean electricity in the form of a solar home system. The

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