MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab
Arab Startup Competition 2015
Social Entrepreneurship Track
Arab Startup Competition 2015: Social Entrepreneurship Track - Semi-finalist
Shamsina manufactures original and affordable solar powered water heaters for energy poor communities. It operates out of a workshop in AlDarb AlAhmar—an unplanned district in Cairo, Egypt. Shamsina is a community organization in every sense of the word: it utilizes a local design; its supplies raw materials from local, small-scale businesses; it trains and employs members of the community; it promotes awareness of local and global ecology; and ultimately provides energy services to the community. Shamsina’s model enables communities to create their own energy supply.
Sarah Mousa / Founder and CEO , Adam Mousa / Founder CMO