Women work together on solar lighting circuit boards

By bringing solar power home, the women are also supporting a greener form of energy usage. Many live in villages without any electricity at all, where kerosene usage is high. Yet kerosene is not a sustainable resource, nor is it cheap or healthy. Barefoot College estimates that the initiative now saves around 160,000 litres of kerosene a month across South America, Africa and Asia.

 

Photo Credit: UN Women/Gaganjit Singh

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