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Solar Revolution Turns These Women Into Powerful Entrepreneurs 

In the last two years, two schemes designed to encourage women to bring the solar revolution to parts of rural India and Nepal have won international Ashden Awards, which bring the organizations involved $26,360 each in prize money and a lot of guidance to improve and extend their businesses. The 2017 winner of the Ashden Award for clean energy for women and girls, Empower Generation, has enabled 23 women in Nepal to set up clean energy businesses and manage a network of 259 sales agents. They in turn gain a commission on sales of solar panels, lights, clean cooking stoves and water filters. Read more...



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