Solar, borrowing and girl power in Bangladesh

Great piece from CNN about the myriad ways that solar panels are transforming the economics and experiences of villagers in Bangladesh. The solar panels are purchased using microcredit through Grameen Shakti, the loan payments for which are used to train village women in the installation, maintenance and repairs of the solar panels. The solar panels enable villagers to live more healthily and to have a greater opportunity to work later and earn more money. The solar panels also encourage greater entrepreneurial opportunity and gives women valuable experience and knowledge that would otherwise not be available.

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