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Reducing emissions and generating income that is currently wasted on energy can now be used to support the household. Matron Nesisi reflects on the wider conversation around solar energy, “People need enlightenment. They need education to get enlightened so that their children can get educated. Electricity could greatly help this in education. It would enable studying for students and keeping schools open for longer,� she says. Small-scale innovations such as the introduction of solar power in health clinics provides tangible and sustainable change. Renewable energy addresses more than just climate change; it stimulates the production of food and gives women opportunities to develop entrepreneurial businesses to reduce inequalities. Matron Nesisi’s clinic is a symbol of catalytic change. It is more than a business model; it is a successful health intervention and an opportunity to address global challenges.

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