Barefoot Engineers: rural women from Malawi, trained as solar engineers, who are electrifying their remote villages

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/02/12/gender-power-climate.html

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This is awesome, I wish them success :slight_smile:

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Hey, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky; Coal miners wake up.

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Love this. Many of the women are middle-aged & older & most were forced to drop out of school young. Also, funny that the lanterns are shaped a bit like Shiva lingams. This story gave a little light to a dark day; thanks, Cory.

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Barefoot Engineers

But how do they do the engineering without shoes?

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This was great to see, not just that they made life better for themselves, but also for those around them. This kind of spirit needs to spread.

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In addition to selling the cakes during the day, she earns an income from letting people charge their phones at her home

They’re everywhere!

It’s too bad that Othernet seems to be on a crash-and-burn path.

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A whole slew of professionals, called “barefoot…”

and…

Yes.

Therein lies a story or three:

We read this to our son, slightly redacted, when he was in grade school. It’s a good book and inspiring. Strongly recommended.

ETA: I remembered the name of the book only later

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