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Maasai women bring clean energy to rural villages in Kenya, Tanzania

Beatrice Marpe is a women’s leader in the remote village of Tokoishi, about 62 miles south of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The job of a Maasai women’s leader is usually to help solve marital issues, but Marpe, 55, has taken on a new role: solar ambassador. Being a solar power advocate is about more than renewable energy for Marpe;… Read More »

Facebook Looking to Extend ‘Boost Your Biz’ Programme to Villages

Social media giant Facebook Friday said it is looking to scale up extending “Boost Your Business” programme to villages in India to help entrepreneurs in improving their business prospects. “We are doing a bunch of different initiatives catered specifically to arts and crafts of India that live in villages. The challenge before us now is of scaling this… Read More »

More Gujarat Villages Ban Single Women From Using ‘Distracting’ Phones

Several villages in Gujarat have banned girls and single women from owning mobile phones, saying the devices distract them from their studies. A couple of villages in Mehsana and Banaskantha districts in Gujarat have imposed the ban in recent weeks, with more villages joining the campaign, said Ranjit Singh Thakor, president of the Mehsana district council. The ban… Read More »