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For the last 40 years, IDEAS (Institute for Development, Evaluation, Assistance and Solutions), has worked alongside poor women and their families around the world to help break the cycle of poverty and create a better economic future for the children.
IDEAS, newest economic program, TecAp, is a microfranchise providing solar energy. It helps create a better quality of life by creating a source of income for poor women microfranchisees while they sell solar-powered products. It helps vulnerable farm families’ access loans to buy solar rooftop systems to generate electricity. We also provide vital training for rural women and the youth to learn how to install and repair solar systems while earning needed income in places with no formal employment.
All this is being done in Nicaragua, the second poorest country in the hemisphere.
- With solar energy, families are able to move freely in their home at night or in the breakfast prep in the early morning without danger of fire from open lanterns.
- Their children do their homework and study at night without ingesting toxic kerosene fumes.
- People are able to charge their phones at home rather than spend up to a full day round trip to the nearest place with electricity.
- Having light means that they have the freedom to run their home-based business at any hour.
Your donation to IDEAS for its microfranchise, TecAp, will help many Nicaraguan women and youth stand tall, confident and realize their full potential to overcome their circumstances.