Posts Tagged ‘rajasthan’

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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Financial Freedom: A Case Study on Guddi

The Problem 73% of women between the ages of 15-59 in Rajasthan, India are financially dependent on their husbands, feeling unable to leave their homes and speak to others due to traditional gender roles. Guddi is one of them. She spends the majority of her days inside her home, feeling unable to venture outside and…

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Empowering Rural Women: A Case Study on Kamlesh

The Problem 73% of women between the ages of 15-59 in Rajasthan, India are financially dependent on their husbands, feeling unable to leave their homes and speak to others due to traditional gender roles. Kamlesh is one of them. “When I got married and came to this house, I was never allowed to leave this…

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Impacting Rural Families: A Case Study on Munni

The Problem Over 10 million people in Rajasthan, India have little or no access to electricity, with 22% of these households turning to kerosene to brighten their homes. Kerosene, a highly flammable and toxic fuel, has significant effects on human health, often leading to burns, accidental ingestion by children, eye irritation, and dermatitis. Women and…

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Rakshak Torch: Illuminating Rural Villages

The Problem Over 10 million people in Rajasthan, India have little or no access to electricity, with 22% of these households turning to kerosene to bring light into their homes. 70% of rural India lacks access to reliable electricity, due to high costs of creating physical lighting infrastructure and providing grid connection to remote areas.…

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