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.
benefiting from Barefoot Solutions
with access to light
litres of kerosene REPLACED with clean energy for light, heat and cooking
of clean drinking water collected sustainably every year
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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A three-year strategy to align opportunity and existing resources with an ever-deepening awareness of the Barefoot Approach.
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