The solar grandmas of Madagascar

A group of grandmas are leading the renewable energy revolution in rural Africa, having successfully brought solar panels to more than 200 families in their village in Madagascar.

Not having access to electricity, life in Ambakivao, Madagascar was dark, and so the resourceful group of grannies decided to change that by becoming the village’s first solar engineers. By swapping petroleum lamps for solar panels, the granndmas have brought light to their community.

After six months of training in India, the grandmas not only build and maintain this innovation within their communities, but they also teach solar engineering skills.

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea



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