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Small LED device piloted to empower women and power rural communities in Burundi

GITEGA PROVINCE, Burundi, 8 October 2013 – In the blistering mid-morning heat, Pedro Guerra, a UNICEF child protection specialist, and Leonard Ndirahisha, a coordinator for Burundian NGO FVS Amade, trail up and down the collines – hills – of Gitega province in central Burundi. They are on a mission to collect feedback about the portable LED lights they have given to various households to test. The experiment is part of a pilot project to bring safe and affordable light to rural families.

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