Empowering Women with Solar Skills Training

by The Desai Foundation
Empowering Women with Solar Skills Training


The Desai Foundation's "Empower Solar Women" initiative aims to train 100 rural women in solar setup and maintenance, fostering economic independence and climate resilience in climate-affected communities. Providing hands-on training and entrepreneurship workshops, our program equips women with the expertise needed for deploying and maintaining solar systems. Our approach is paving the way for economic empowerment while supporting environmental sustainability.

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India's heavy reliance on coal and oil for industrial growth has made it the third-highest emitter of CO2 globally. Today there's a pressing need to bolster resilience through sustainable energy solutions, as climate change increasingly affects communities in rural India. With the government of India pledging to decrease emissions intensity by 45% by 2030, we see an emerging opportunity for women to enter the sustainable energy workforce and contribute to sustainable technology.


The "Empower Solar Women" initiative by The Desai Foundation offers rural women training in solar setup and maintenance, enhancing their technical expertise and economic prospects. Promoting clean energy practices, the program empowers women to contribute to climate resilience and sustainable development, addressing challenges facing rural women in education and employment.

Long-Term Impact

Our initiative empowers 100 rural women annually with solar system training, creating new economic avenues in rural India. Our sustainability strategy ensures over 85% of women secure livelihoods through our support systems. By challenging gender norms we promote clean energy adoption while enhancing climate awareness. Consider contributing $40 today to supply training materials for one solar panel trainee.


Organization Information

The Desai Foundation

Location: Woburn, MA - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @DesaiFoundation
Project Leader:
Manoj Panda
Woburn , MA United States
$40 raised of $50,000 goal
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$49,960 to go
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