Renewable World tackles poverty in developing countries by providing access to affordable and reliable renewable energy systems and empowers energy-poor communities so people can power themselves out of poverty. 1.4 billion people worldwide have no access to energy. Pollution from fuel used for lighting and heating and lack of access to clean water are both major killers. Our vision is a world where renewable energy is readily accessible to all, helping to end extreme poverty and reduce climate change.
We work in Nepal with some of the country’s most isolated and disadvantaged communities where people experience flash floods and women and children spend hours each day collecting water along steep, dangerous slopes. In a population of nearly 30 million people, 70% of households lack access to clean cooking sources and 30% of households lack access to electricity. In Kenya, we focus on small-scale energy projects and improve access to renewable energy for fishing communities through our Lighting up Lake Victoria programme. 43% of Kenyans live on less than $1.25 a day and roughly 86% lack access to clean cooking sources.
Our projects provide clean energy to improve crop yields, enable communication and trade and support the growth of new businesses. Education is improved as children can study in the evenings, and schools can open later for adult education. Affordable energy improves health through clean lighting and cooking sources, and because clean water can be pumped direct to households. A sustainable supply of energy means that healthcare is more accessible because clinics can keep vaccines, HIV tests and snakebite anti-venom in fridges.
Our projects positively benefit power-poor communities. By joining #TeamGreen and fundraising for Renewable World, you can help us change lives for good.
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