Powering Suriname’s Hinterland, by the Sun

undp_bb_JCCCP_Powering Suriname’s Hinterland by the SunCaption: Anna and Kitura's trainee

In 2016, Kitura and Anna agreed to leave their village and travel to India in order to be trained in the assembly, repair and installation of solar panels at the Barefoot College. They recount that when they volunteered to attend the training, it was met with some resistance from male villagers, who felt a man should attend though, their participation was approved by the Chief. Both women said they wanted to participate in order to develop their village; they never considered how far India was, having never even travelled to Paramaribo. When they started their journey, it all was quite a shock for them, being unable to speak neither Dutch nor English. Read more >>>