Norma from the village of Cachimbo, Oaxaca, Mexico finishes the installation for her neighbor.

Norma from the village of Cachimbo in Oaxaca, Mexico finishes the installation of a home solar lighting system for her neighbor.

On the 15th of October the world celebrated Rural Women, the majority of whom depend on natural resources and agriculture for their livelihoods. Rural women make up over a quarter of the total world population.

Bearing in mind that 76% of the extreme poor live in rural areas, ensuring rural women’s access to productive agricultural resources contributes to decreasing world hunger and poverty, and make rural women critical for the success of the new Sustainable Development agenda for 2030.

As the only college built by and for the rural poor and whose programs target Women and Girls as the best investment to drive economic uplift for entire communities, we strive to ensure they can realize their aspirations despite the many challenges they face every day.

Your financial help and support are invaluable to us being able to reach communities hardest hit by climate change, migration, disasters and of course the many challenges faced by indigenous and remote communities.

Our Barefoot Women Solar Engineers are EXCEPTIONAL! They are technically capable, leaders in implementing the Barefoot Approach at community level and equipped with 8 pillars of knowledge designed from the bottom-up to create sustainable livelihoods. 

Now, we’re launching our year-end fundraiser to give everyone the opportunity to make their final tax-deductable contributions of 2016.This is your moment to act, to do something to make a difference. Be part of the solution and support the work of Barefoot College across 78 countries in the Global South.