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Tag: Women

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...
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...
Rural Education
Championing Gender Equality Through Education
Paving the Way to Gender Equality Barefoot College has been spearheading innovative educational programs around the world for decades. One of its key missions is to provide education to women and girls who often otherwise...
IndiaSolarEnriche
Updates from our Sikkim Training Centre, Part 1
Plenty of Action at the Sikkim Training Centre   Our recent report from SWRC Saddam, Sikkim training campus shared a slew of recent news with the Barefoot College family. Classes began in early 2020, and...
Natural Dyes Inspire a Greener, more Beautiful Future
There are worlds beyond our knowledge, there are senses surpassing our comprehension. There are emotions sadder than our cry, there are needs bigger than our greed. There are dreams bigger than our ego, there are...
Enriche
'We will enjoy, but on one condition' | A Story of Newfound Liberty
Written by Manu, Barefoot Enriche Training Coordinator My first Enriche workshop with the new batch of the international Solar Mamas from Myanmar, Afghanistan and Madagascar. I experienced a deja vu, which left me with so...