Built by the poor, for the poor

For more than 40 years, The Barefoot College has designed new ways to nurture and support a journey to empowerment, one village at a time, one woman at a time. We demystify and decentralise technology and put new tools in the hands of the rural poor with a singular objective of spreading self-sufficiency and sustainability. With a geographic focus on the Least Developed Countries, we train women worldwide as solar engineers, innovators and educators, who then return to their villages to bring light and learning to their community.

Our work spans 4 decades, nearly 80 countries and millions of people each year

77 countries

benefiting from Barefoot Solutions

500,000 people

with access to light

500 million

litres of kerosene REPLACED with clean energy for light, heat and cooking

1 billion litres

of clean drinking water collected sustainably every year

Resources

Start your Barefoot education. Learn more about our history and approach to community ownership, and discover the power of simple solutions.

Whitepaper

As the world shifts its attention to global poverty alleviation and combating climate change, the success of The Barefoot College’s holistic approach built on empowering women from around the globe offers a clear plan for large-scale impact.
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Logo & Brand Guidelines

Visual assets and editorial resources for ground partners and everyone in the Barefoot Family. Contact us for password information and then click below to download.
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Strategic Plan: Powering the future we believe in

A three-year strategy to align opportunity and existing resources with an ever-deepening awareness of the Barefoot Approach.
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Transparency and Accountability

Yearly Reports

2016

  • 2015-16 SWRC Foreign Contribution Audited Statement
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  • 2015-16 SWRC Consolidated Audited Statement
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2015

  • 2014-15 SWRC Foreign Contribution Audited Statement
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  • 2014-15 SWRC Consolidated Audited Statement
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2014

  • 2013-14 SWRC Foreign Contribution Audited Statement
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  • 2013-14 SWRC Consolidated Audited Statement
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2013

  • 2012-13 SWRC Foreign Contribution Audited Statement
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  • 2012-13 SWRC Consolidated Audited Statement
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  • 2013-2014 Annual Report
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2012

  • 2011-12 SWRC Foreign Contribution Audited Statement
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  • 2011-12 SWRC Consolidated Audited Statement
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2011

  • 2010-11 SWRC Foreign Contribution Audited Statement
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  • 2010-11 SWRC Consolidated Audited Statement
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  • 2010-2011 Annual Report
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2010

2009

Commitment to Transparency and Community Accountability

  • Transparency Mela and Social Audit
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