Fight the climate crisis and earn a return of 5% at the same time, plus enjoy a guarantee on your investment. That’s the offer from an ethical investment scheme that allows people to put money into companies providing African families with access to clean, affordable solar energy. It’s notable that this scheme is supported by UK aid money from the Department for International Development (DfID), and offers a guarantee, although this only covers the first £100 of capital invested and applies to first-time investors. Energise Africa enables ordinary people to invest in bonds issued by solar companies, allowing them to provide “life-changing” solar home systems to low-income families in countries such as Kenya, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania.
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