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THP Perspective: Most of our partners lack electricity. This is a barrier to peoples’ right to development: their health center lacks a cold-chain and reliable service at night, they lack reliable access to information or even the chance to read when they have time. They depend on inefficient and dangerous wood-powered cookstoves, creating health problems, especially for women. Empowering our communities to access safe cooking fuels and at least a modicum of reliable and affordable electricity is a priority.

Key Interventions:

  • Work with communities to develop and adopt efficient, safe cookstoves.
  • Strengthen the ability of communities to negotiate connections to the local grid where available, or to gain access to sustainable power through solar panels.

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Must-read books:

  • E. F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful