A pilot project from the Association Nazaha for health and the environment set up a solar-powered oven in the village, and things have changed since then. The project, which was funded with about $50,000 from the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Program and the UN Development Programme, aims to strengthen the capacity of communities, empower women and reduce poverty while ensuring new sustainable and environmentally-friendly technologies are put to use. As a result of the program, 250 households, or 2,500 people, have received training in the techniques of energy management, and 500 solar ovens should be manufactured and sold to villagers by the end of the year.
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