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First Indian-Made Solar Powered Torch Meets Lighting Global Quality Standards

July 12, 2019,  JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN – Frontier Markets, a company with the mission to provide access to quality clean energy solutions in rural India, has launched a solar powered torch that meets the World Bank Group’s Lighting Global Quality Standards. Lighting Global, a World Bank Group initiative managed jointly by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and…

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Changing the Paradigm for Energy Finance and Technology for Women — UN HLFP

Timely access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy services unlocks new opportunities that improve livelihoods, enables businesses to grow, helps generate jobs and creates new markets. It can empower women, impact health, extend educational opportunities, and free up time for more productive activities. With smart development, it can help build the resilience of economies…

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BBC: Indian women lighting the way for change

In India’s desert state of Rajasthan, rural women are becoming the surprise agents of change, convincing coal-reliant communities to switch to solar. They are called “Solar Sahelis” or “solar friends”, and their job is to convince their neighbors to invest in solar-powered solutions. But it’s not easy. For decades, rural India has been flooded with…

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Frontier Markets named Grand Champion at GES2017

Ajaita Shah from India has been named the 2017 Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Catalyst pitch competition Grand Champion during the closing plenary of the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Her startup, Frontier Markets, is a last mile distribution solution for energy products with a focus on solar technology that empowers women. Frontier Markets…

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