A village walks into the lightMULTIMEDIA
The story of electrifying a remote tribal village, Maligaon in Odisha, by renewing a defunct solar microgrid. After five years of living with no electricity, the 50 families today have access to energy that has led to the emergence of new and alternate livelihoods, safer streets and homes for girls, children being able to study in the evenings and better farming practices. On 8 September 2019, we commissioned the new solar microgrid for use by communities in three hamlets. Women’s groups from these hamlets run and manage the system as a small business and work as co-operators of the system.
Kitchen gardens keep families fed and healthy during the lockdown
Food from the backyard gardens are keeping families fed during the pandemic related lockdown.
Babita finds a livelihood opportunity in preventing the coronavirus spread
Women in villages of Odisha are using their time to make protective gear to keep their communities safe while earning an income.