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Energy

Energy is vital in helping people lift themselves out of poverty. These videos highlight some of the problems caused by lack of energy access and some of different ways Practical Action has helped communities install small scale renewable energy.

Energy videos

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Access to energy - fighting poverty

An introduction to the importance of energy access in fighting poverty, and a short overview of Practical Action's work.

  • English,
  • campaign materials
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Benefits of smoke hoods

Lekh Maya discusses how her new smoke hood has helped to prevent the problems associated with smoke inhalation. (English subtitles)

  • Nepali,
  • video
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Dying for a drink - solar powered water pump

Drinking dirty water is the only solution for some children in Kenya. Installing a solar powered water pump changes their lives.

  • video
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Energy brings Rosa from Mount Kenya a better life

Rosa talks about how her life has been transformed by a local micro-hydro plant which Practical Action helped implement. (English subtitles)

  • campaign materials
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Energy for all - Grace Mukasa

Grace Mukasa, Practical Action's Eastern Africa director, discusses the importance of access to energy

  • English,
  • campaign materials
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Gisele Bündchen in Kenya

'Supermodel' Gisele Bündchen visits an informal settlement in Kibera and sees how communities can use waste to create energy.

  • English,
  • press and publicity
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How one lamp makes a difference

A farmer in Nepal talks about how one solar lantern has had a big effect on his family's life

  • video
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MEPs reflect on energy poverty in Kenya

Three MEPs talk about their experience of energy poverty in Kenya, and the simple technologies that can help.

  • English,
  • policy
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Micro hydro in Peru

Describes the micro-hydro power being used for electricity in Peru and how it enhances the people lives.

  • English,
  • video
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Smoke hoods saving lives

Discusses the problem of smoke inhalation and the solution provided by "healthy hoods"

  • video

This project is funded
by the European Union.

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