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Sustainability Documentary Features BCI and Solar Mamas
Barefoot College International was recently selected to be featured in a Portuguese sustainability-focused documentary series. “Planeta A” follows trailblazing global innovations that are changing the world through their tireless efforts to create systems change. Até...
Rural LivelihoodsRegenerative AgricultureSolar
Our Guatemala Training Centre Opens April 30th
A BCI LATAM-Based Staff Member Shares His Story Lawrence facilitates a workshop for the indigenous women trainees Like most mornings, I’m settling into my workday with a fresh cup of our fair trade coffee that...
Solar Mama Laiku Lama's Story
Brighter Days For a Remote Village In the remote, mountainous village of Bargaun in the Hulma region of Nepal, Solar Mama Laiku Lama has been providing marginalized communities with solar energy. These villages, nestled into...
Aage Badhein, An App to Strengthen Financial Resilience
Newly Developed APP Boosts Financial Inclusion Financial literacy supports individuals in their quest to better manage their economic health and to explore products and services offered by formal institutions. This in turn accelerates the pace...
BCI Featured at COP26 for Sustainability Work
Our UNSDG Exhibit at COP26 Thank you for visiting us from COP26 where we have displayed some of the most poignant photos from our global initiatives to address the UN Sustainability Development Goals. We are...
Partnership Spotlight: Feather and Sole
Feather and Sole Donate Proceeds to Barefoot College International   Co-founders of Feather and Sole, partners of Barefoot College International   Our new UK-based partner Feather and Sole is a women-operated shoe company that has...
India
Aspirational Districts: an Update on our Current Work
Aspirational Districts Ongoing Initiatives Barefoot College International is currently working within 7 aspirational districts across India to build community resilience, sustainable lifestyles and climate justice in rural villages. Our work includes Solar Engineer training of...
Rural Livelihoods
Pacific Islands: Bringing Renewables, Gender Justice and Livelihoods to 14 Countries
Our History in the Pacific Islands Barefoot College International identified the Pacific Islands as an area to work across in 2012. Since our first visit to the region, we have trained 77 Barefoot Women Solar...
Solar
Women's Day 2021: This Rural Grandmother Solar Electrified 100 Guatemalan Village Homes
Marta Venavente’s Story on International Women’s Day Marta installs a solar panel for a village home This Women’s Day, and for the rest of 2021, Barefoot College International is celebrating the rural women who become...
Communications
Solar Mamas of Doña Luz: Patricia
Pompeya, Ecuador (…) “How will the trip change your life?” “I want to develop a cocoa and coffee project here on the plantation. Soon, a highway will pass by here, on the other side of...