Social, cultural, and economic barriers exist that prevent women entrepreneurs in developing countries from joining the drive for clean decentralized energy initiatives.
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When you switch on a light- you have power! Quite literally. The power to connect, to use modern technology, listen to music, run advance cooking appliances. But the same power also ends itself to some very basic needs like plain and simple light- to read, study, cook. More than half a billion in sub-saharain Africa lack grid power and spend more on fuel than most developed nations in terms of salary percentages. The issue with renewables: upfront costs and Eight19 is solving this problem through an innovative pay-as-you-go solar.
Do you know there are a billion people on the planet who don’t have access to clean water? This is the main driving force behind Charity: Water’s mission.
Most of us have never really been thirsty. We’ve never had to leave our houses and walk 5 miles to fetch water. We simply turn on the tap, and water comes out. Clean. Yet there are a billion people on the planet who don’t have clean water. Charity Water invites you to put yourself in their shoes.
The Bill & Melinda Gates foundation is embarking on a new sanitation-focussed strategy. The sanitation revolution has done more to save lives and improve health than any public health intervention in the past 200 years. But the flush toilet has only reached one-third of the world’s population. Clearly, we need to encourage new ideas and new approaches to accelerate safe and affordable access to sanitation for everyone. Bill Gates says, “Despite all the recent achievements, 40% of the world’s population, or some 2.5 billion people, still lives without proper means of flushing away excrement. But just giving them Western-style toilets isn’t possible because of the world’s limited water resources.”