Helping the world meet its sustainable development goals by 2030
Barefoot Solutions offer a road map for 14 of the 17 2015 UN Sustainable Development Goals and a track record few global programmes can match.
Training women to lead
We created the Barefoot Enriche Curriculum to support women’s aspiration to transform themselves and their communities. This holistic curriculum, taught in conjunction with solar engineer training, provides women with essential skills and knowledge while developing their sense of agency. Read more
Basic digital IT skills
Legal rights and civil society
Women's reproductive health
What are the Barefoot Solutions?
Our comprehensive programmes are designed to improve village life from all angles, wherever poverty exists. Barefoot Solutions include solar power, education, clean water, professions and advocacy.
Gender inequality is not only a pressing moral and social issue but also a critical economic challenge. As a McKinsey study highlights, fully closing gender gaps would add $28 trillion to annual GDP by 2025. The Enriche program supports women’s aspiration to transform themselves and their communities.
Driven by a culture of social justice, we value every person, regardless of gender, caste, ethnicity, age, or schooling. We believe that every individual has a role to play in the betterment of their community, and aim to empower all villagers to contribute to the development of their society.
The Barefoot College is a place where words like inclusion, social justice and equality are not just words. They are a way of life. We have been championing ideas of capacity building within the rural poor community through solutions like water, solar and livelihood development for our entire history.