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Solar stories: Rohim Miniaka

“Solar lights are changing things in our village. I want to get one for my family – we really need it,” says Rohim Miniaka.


The 20-year-old is keen to learn from the female solar engineers in his small village in India and is being taught to wire up lamps and maintain the circuitry. “I’m so happy to be doing this training. I really want to be an electrician.”


Find out more about the female solar engineers at:


Photo © Abbie Trayler-Smith / Panos Pictures / Department for International Development



DFID is working to help more communities take a green path to development. As climate change threatens the livelihoods of the world’s poorest, we are helping people adapt and develop. Find out more at:

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Taken on September 30, 2009