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A holiday gift with impact: crowdfunding solar-powered water access in Africa

A holiday gift with impact: crowdfunding solar-powered water access in Africa

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, Rome, Solar, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA
Rome, 23 December 2020 – This holiday season, some of the world’s poorest families in Somalia and Malawi look set to access water through innovative solar energy products financed through a crowdfunding project set up by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).   “Tackling extreme poverty can sometimes seem overwhelming, but there are some incredibly simple and effective technologies that can literally change the lives of people living in some of the most remote places in the world,” said Ambrosio Barros, IFAD’s Country Director for Malawi. “Crowdfunding is a quick and effective way to mobilise finance so that we can immediately bring these innovative products to the people who need them.”   Through this pilot project, IFAD has invested in training NGOs, who c...