Switching to solar power in rural India

In India’s Rajasthan, one social entrepreneur is working with local women to convince communities living without reliable electricity to switch to solar power. Part of BBC’s series ‘Taking the Temperature’, which focuses on the battle against climate change and the people and ideas making a difference. (Click here to read the full BBC article)

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Meet 5 start-up queens who are changing small town India as we know it

Ajaita Shah grew up in New York and moved to India after graduating from Tufts University, Massachusetts, with a desire to give back. She returned to her roots, to Jaipur, and after working in micro-finance for many years (where she saw rural households struggle without electricity), she started Frontier Markets. The idea was to help…

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Frontier Markets wins the Hogan Lovells Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017

The winners of the Hogan Lovells Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017 were revealed during the 2018 SEED South Africa Symposium in Pretoria. The Community Solar Innovation Awards recognize outstanding eco-inclusive businesses and not-for-profit organizations in developing countries that use solar energy or technology to benefit lives in poor communities. The Awards are sponsored and supported…

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Meena – Shining day and night for the goodness of all!

Meena is optimistic and confident and runs her own business via a Kirana Shop. One wouldn’t believe she got married at a very young age, studied only till 6th Standard and is a mother of 4 kids. Being a woman entrepreneur, who successfully runs a shop, Meena is our Solar Saheli as well as Krishi…

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‘India to gain the most by closing the gender gap’

There is a need to build a model for scale through customer insights, technology and partnership to address the market with women in the centre of the value chain, writes Ajaita Shah, Founder and CEO, Frontier Markets There exists a crisis of energy access globally. Three billion people around the Globe, and in India 270…

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