Farmer Stories tagged "energy"

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Cameroon: Eco-friendly charcoal to reduce deforestation (InfoCongo)

admin May 22, 2017

Muller Tankeu Nandou is determined to reduce the pressure on the beautiful mangrove forests in Cameroon. The entrepreneur has a Master’s degree […]

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Tanzania: Solar panels power milling business (Trust)

admin May 09, 2016

Samwel Nyakalege’s business has recently got a big boost—from the sun. The 33-year-old owns a mill in Bwisya village, on Lake Victoria’s […]

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Kenya: Solar-powered wells ease water conflicts in Kenya’s Rift Valley (Trust)

admin February 22, 2016

Twenty-five-year-old Christine Lenganya lifts and balances a 20-litre jerry can of water on her head, her year-old baby strapped to her back. […]

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Mali: Renewable energy boosts farming production (UN Women)

admin October 05, 2015

Nearly eight in ten Malian women live in rural areas, according to a recent census. Although these women have very little access to […]

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Kenya: Maasai women lead solar revolution (Trust)

admin June 29, 2015

People in Magadi used to feel uneasy when dusk fell. Farmers worried about their cattle being easy prey for hyenas and leopards. […]

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Rwanda: Woman makes living by harnessing the sun (One)

admin April 20, 2015

Jeanne Marie Uhiriwe is very happy with her solar kiosk. She operates one of the 25 solar-powered kiosks in Rwanda which charge […]

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Kenya: Woman entrepreneur gets ahead with clean energy (Trust)

admin January 26, 2015

Not many Kenyan women are clean energy entrepreneurs. But Lydia Waithera did something unusual that led her to a discovery – she […]

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Somaliland: Soaring charcoal prices hit families hard (IRIN)

admin November 17, 2014

Families in Somaliland have been hard hit by the steep rise in the price of charcoal, the main cooking fuel in the […]

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Uganda: Farmer profits by making fuel-efficient cookstoves

Denis Ongeng November 14, 2014

Felix Ogwal has farmed all his life. But the thirty-eight-year-old’s efforts were not paying off. He found it difficult to provide for […]

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