Category: Solar

Madagascar Grandmas Are Solar Revolutionaries
Not having access to electricity, life in Ambakivao, Madagascar was dark. A group of grandmothers decided to change that, bringing light to their community by becoming the village’s first solar engineers. With the help of...
Tender Notice Inviting Bids for Pacific Islands Solar Initiative 28/06/2018
For submission of tenders click here, last date of submission of 19/07/2018
Myanmar's Solar Sisters
In 2017 we embarked on a mission with WWF Myanmar to send 5 women to travel to our desert campus in Rajasthan. Witness their lifestyle before and after their journey to a distant place.  ...
French President says Barefoot College decided to act and keep acting
Sunday Mar 11 Following their recent graduation, our Women Solar Engineers (Class of Winter 2018), originating from 14 countries, were invited by the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to open their Founding Ceremony at the president’s...
A volunteer's story: Abin
by Karen Veness “I packed lightly when I came to Barefoot. I never dreamed how quickly life would lead me down a very different path.” – Abin Thomas, former volunteer, presently; Solar M&E Coordinator With...
India’s first global solar products launched by women
Disruption typically comes from the ground up, like an Earthquake. Unexpected, a rumble comes then a shake and things have forever changed. Some rumbles came from small labs or even garages. Others came from a...
Frontier MarketsSolarEnriche
For Women, By Women
For Women, By Women Two leaders create entrepreneurship solutions for sustainable energy Sometimes you meet someone who you realise could finish your sentences, whose spark and energy rivals your own. That is how Barefoot’s CEO...
B. Barefoot Coffee wakes up economic opportunity
Bold taste. Strong impact. With these simple outcomes, B. Barefoot Coffee is creating enterprise opportunities for the rural poor. While still in a prototype phase, coffee production and sales are underway. Coffee grown in Andhra...
Hogan LovellsSolarEnriche
The Power Of Purposeful Business Catches On
The power of purposeful business catches on Being a great business is not just about making money any more. Consumers around the world have demanded more. Stand for something. Make more than money. Make a...
Bringing light at 13,000 feet: Ladakh’s first solar engineers provide off-grid energy access to one of the most remote area of the world
In 2016, Yangchan (29), and mother-of-one Angmo (32), left their remote villages of Sumda Chenmo and Tsogty in Ladakh for the very first time.  Ahead of them was a journey into the unknown – to...