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