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A new wave of Barefoot College Solar Mamas will graduate on July 19 in Puerto Rico. Throughout June and July, two dozen rural women from across the island have come together for an intensive solar energy training in the Maricao municipality of Puerto Rico, a rural area that is one of the poorest regions —…

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Barefoot College will launch a groundbreaking solar training project in Puerto Rico this spring. The project, with critical first-level funding from the Center of Disaster Philanthropy, will create a system of reliable, climate-friendly energy that can be protected from hurricanes and re-activated within hours. Residents of the inland regions of Puerto Rico waited for up…

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Friends of Barefoot College-USA has crafted a strategic plan for 2019 that elevates our funding priorities focused on gender equality and climate solutions in new and exciting ways. In diverse places like hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico and deep in the Amazon Rain Forest of Brazil, women are being trained as solar engineers and leaders who will…

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