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E-Luma aims to ensure that rural electrification provides sustainable development for rural communities. Rural electrification alone does not guarantee economic development: Small and medium enterprises need to be empowered to ensure economic growth. The goal of E-Luma is to provide a platform where local entrepreneurs will be able to start businesses that make the best possible use of electricity to jump-start the economy and catalyze its growth. Through fieldwork in rural Sierra Leone, four pillars have been identified to enable rural entrepreneurs to convert electricity into economic activity: energy services, business education & coaching, financial services, and adequate infrastructure. The e-Luma is an innovative platform that brings together these four pillars under one roof. Having access to the services provided in the e-Luma Business Center will not only benefit existing shops, but also foster the creation and growth of businesses offering new products. For example, food from the harvest season cannot be adequately stored or processed, and the lack of electricity for refrigeration results in the absence of essential vaccines and medicines. New businesses that implement food processing or cool storage would therefore have tremendous impacts in the community’s health. The role of the e-Luma will also be to encourage the inclusion of these types of business models focusing on potential uses of electricity for production.