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  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty

Solar energy

£32.00

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This gift is a light in the dark for a family living in poverty. Solar lanterns enable people to work at night and children to study. Solar panels provide affordable energy to power facilities, like irrigation pumps. And having well-lit clinics and solar-powered fridges in which to store medicines, improves local health care. This super-powered gift is both life changing and life saving.

This gift supports our Making a Living (ML) projects.

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Solar energy

In Chiawa, Zambia, a group of women farmers are discovering a brighter future by growing bananas, thanks to solar energy.

Irene has been a member of the Kabwadu Women’s Farming Group for six years, and is now a co-producer with an award-winning banana farm. And part of her success can be put down to Oxfam’s support. In addition to providing agricultural training, we have installed solarpowered pumps to provide water to irrigate her crops. Solar energy also helps power the fences that deter local animals from eating the fruit. It means that she can earn enough from her bananas to feed her family, send her children to school, and even save money to build a house of her own.

“Now I get the benefits from the work I put in. I can make more money at this farm. I can send my children to school and my son is learning to be a driver” Irene Muzukira.

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This gift is a light in the dark for a family living in poverty. Solar lanterns enable people to work at night and children to study. Solar panels provide affordable energy to power facilities, like irrigation pumps. And having well-lit clinics and solar-powered fridges in which to store medicines, improves local health care. This super-powered gift is both life changing and life saving.

This gift supports our Making a Living (ML) projects.

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