BENEFITING: FRIENDS OF TILONIA INC
ORGANIZER: Barefoot College
Barefoot College wrote -
Build a Partnership for Light & Water
Equip 90 trained grandmothers to bring solar lighting and clean water to 4,500 homes. A commitment of $125,000 electrifies 200 homes, provides sustainable water to more than 600 people, and unlocks another $30,000 in funding from the government of India.
For 40 years, Barefoot College has been demystifying and decentralizing technologies, transferring their access, control and ownership to rural, mostly illiterate women and men. These “Barefoot solutions” have enabled thousands of people in hundreds of villages to become solar and water engineers, teachers, doctors and artisans.