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Tag: Solar Mama

India
14 New Solar Mamas Begin Solar Training at our Indian Campus 
Our New Indian Solar Mama Cohort On the 1st of September 2022, a new cohort of rural Indian women began training at Barefoot College International’s Campus based Headquarters in Harmara, India. The cohort comprises 14...
2nd Cohort of Senegalese Solar Mamas Graduate
10 Senegalese Women Complete Solar Training In the Spring of 2022, 10 Senegalese women graduated as solar engineers, as “Solar Mamas” from our solar engineer and Women Wellness training program. To celebrate the momentous occasion,...
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...
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...
Communications
Solar Mamas of Doña Luz: Florentina
Santa Teresa, Belize (…) Florentina lights a fire on the earthen floor of her house. Sitting on a small log sipping my coffee, I watch her making tortillas, the room illuminated only by the fire’s...
Communications
Solar Mamas of Doña Luz: Norma
Cachimbo, Mexico (…) I find José and his motorboat without a problem. During the hour it takes to cross the inland sea, the sound of the motor drowns out our voices. José fixes his gaze...
Communications
Solar Mamas of Doña Luz: Maura and Rosa
Cordoncillo, El Salvador   (…) Inspired by the work of the women she met in India, Maura has created a relatively lucrative daily project for herself since her return. Every day, at five in the...
Communications
Solar Mamas of Doña Luz: Estella
Pompeya, Ecuador   (…) “My name is Estella Gutierez, I’m fifty-two-years-old. A friend of the community, Balvina, the director of the Civil Engineering and Environmental Faculty was in contact with Rodrigo Paris, who inquired whether...
Communications
Solar Mamas of Doña Luz: Catarina
Pal, Guatemala This morning, we find Catarina beside her hearth. The sun’s rays beam through the cracks in the wooden walls’ planks, slicing the white smoke rising from the fire into dancing ribbons. She is...
Peru Solar Mamas Return Safely to their Communities
Scenes from Puno, where 2 of the trainees’ homes are   An Unexpected Journey. A Sudden Test of Courage. Four indigenous women from Peru traveled to India at the end of February 2020 to be...