Surja Tiruwa

Surja Tiruwa is 44 and lives in the remote village of Sanneghari, in Western Nepal. Water is the most valuable resource in Sanngehari, but Surja cannot physically collect enough of it. […]

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A Day in the Life…

Hum Kamari Thapa is a housewife and farmer living and working in Magare village, she is 34 years-old and lives with her husband, two daughters and her mother-in-law. She is […]

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A Little Magic in Magare

Magare is a small Nepalese village situated in the Syangia district which lies to the West of Khatmandu. The village is home to 150 Nepalese people all from the Magar […]

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A Glass Half Full

When the first phase of the Solar MUS Project* was launched in Dafala, in the Rolpa district of Nepal, we took some time to talk to Sima BK, a woman from […]

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Switched On and Raring To Go

Ragwe sits on Lake Victoria’s Kenyan shore, split in half by a rocky outgrowth which divides the community over two sides. When Renewable World set out to install the first Energy […]

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Case Study – Nuna Reshmi

Nuna Reshmi is 35 years old. She is a widow and a single mother with two young daughters. Her husband died while working in the Middle East a few years […]

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Charles – an Energy Pioneer

For most of his life, Charles had been a fisherman. Every day of every week, he would go out on to the Lake and catch what he could in order […]

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A little more light brings profits

Rose is a hard working business woman who has been running her own bar on the shores of Lake Victoria for the last 5 years, but over the past year […]

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A Good Hair Day

Linet is a businesswoman on a mission.  In the lively fishing village of Got Kachola on the Kenyan coast of Lake Victoria, Linet’s business is flourishing now that she is […]

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Pumping Clean Water

Sushmita’s story “I always used to think about what my life would be like if I didn’t have to spend time carrying water. I would be able to spend more […]

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Growing Incomes

Hydram is a smart water pumping technology which uses the force of falling water to lift water high above its source. This makes it extremely useful for hill communities in […]

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Lighting up the darkness

Renewable World’s Comic Relief funded RESOLVE (Renewable Energy Systems for Lake Victoria Ecosystems) project gives people in communities on the shores of Lake Victoria in Kenya an opportunity to improve […]

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Empowering the young

As part of the ADAP (Adolescent Development and Participation Programme) project with UNICEF, a showcase site was established this year in Achham, in the remote far west region of Nepal. […]

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Freedom from fear

Renewable World’s Community Owned Biogas for Livelihood Enhancement Project (COBLE) installs large scale biogas digesters in communities to combat the use of polluting and hazardous solid fules. These convert animal […]

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Improving healthcare

Carla’s Story The indomitable nurse Carla comes from the remote village of Monkey Point in Nicaragua. Through her efforts, the health clinic there has been transformed from a crumbling wreck […]

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Protecting the powerless

Bringing Wind/Solar power to Lake Victoria fishing communities For many living by Lake Victoria, life is hellish. Soil is poor, dry and hard to cultivate. Night fishing is necessary to […]

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