Training women to install, maintain & use renewable energy systems for irrigation and water pumping. The systems enhance sanitation and generate income through better agricultural practices.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Water pumps powered by photovoltaic (PV) solar energy, water cisterns and drip irrigation are efficient water technologies for crop irrigation and to improve access to water in poor communities. Radio, run primarily by women, is used to disseminate information about water harvesting and management strategies. The project will train 13 agents in radio and water technologies and install one water technology as a showcase to be replicated within a severely underserved community of farmers.
How will this project solve this problem?
The project will train 13 women leaders, "cyberela" agents, in radio, photovoltaic systems and water technologies in a 10-day workshop. They will use their skills to install and maintain radio centers and water technologies in their communities.
Potential Long Term Impact
The installation of efficient water technologies generates more income and improves sanitation within poor communities. Training gives women the technical skills to maintain and disseminate the water technologies.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.