Mercy Suka

Mercy Suka

My story

Solar Hub Technologies opened its doors in November 2019, soon after attending the AWE training program. The training was so powerful and life changing for me as it opened my world to new innovative thinking, removing limits on my life, entrepreneurial mindset as well as financial management. In 2016, i resigned from the corporate world where i was working as a marketer for over two decades, and started with a franchise from my employer. Running the franchise business was not difficult because we followed the principal’s laid down procedures. As i was doing this business of selling automotive batteries and solar batteries, i realized a gap for more solar products, and it is the same time i got the opportunity to apply for the AWE program. This was the ifirst class for the AWE program and i was soo exited to do the classes, despite the distance of over 280km between Bulawayo and Kwekwe. I never missed a class and the classes were full of energy and practical lessons. On completion fo the program, we were awarded an opportunity to apply for grants which were being offered by USADF and I was one of the seven ladies who qualified for the grant money worth USD25000. As soon as i got the grant, i started Solar Hub Technologies. Since November 2019 we have never looked back, running a well registered business which has made inroads into corporates as well as parastatals. We have since opened another branch in Silobela and still aiming to grown bigger. We have since installed over 1000 homes with solar systems for homes as well as water solar pumps. Our vision is to enhance quality of lives though sustainable solar energy solutions for both rural and urban communities. Looking ahead five years from now, we have the dream of constructing mini solar grids that would serve the rural communities as well as the construction of solar systems on shopping malls. By powering one household at a time we want to improve livelihoods of the community by providing environmentally friendly and renewable energy to the communities in need.