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5 Responses to “Documentary on activist who taught people to make solar cottage industries in 16 countries”

  1. peregrinus says:

    I loved Mother Theresa, but she didn’t do solar.  This guy rocks.

  2. Stefan Jones says:

    I saw “Burning in the Sun” last year. A really great film about an in interesting project. 

    The featured installation was in a small village. A light for inside the school, and another on a porch. Trivial to us, but it let the town teach classes at night, have meetings, etcetera.

  3. Steven Morrison says:

    Independent Lens on PBS aired a documentary about women who travel to India to learn how to make solar setups. 

    • GeorgeMokray says:

      The Solar Mamas from Jordan need help as they met with unexpected difficulties in pursuing solar in their native country:  http://boingboing.net/2013/03/11/bedouin-solar-mamas-cant.html

  4. Brad Bell says:

    Check out SunnyMoney. 
    It is a social enterprise that sells solar lights, branching out from east Africa. In the past year or two sales of micro solar products have rocketed. The goal is to replace every kerosene lamp in Africa by 2010 (because kerosene lamps keep people poor and living with one is like smoking 40 cigarettes a day). 

    If you want to get involved, loans to buy lots of lights are crowd-funded here: