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Living Center Karachi, Pakistan


With a population of 180 million and counting, Pakistan is expected to become the fifth most populous country in the world.  Currently, 40% of the population, ie 65 million people, have no access to electricity and rely solely on dung, wood, kerosene, diesel generators or flashlights for their energy needs.  Fuel poverty has a wide range of negative consequences that directly and indirectly affect the health, education, financial security and security of families living off the grid.

Our partner

For more than 10 years, EcoEnergy has been committed to solving Pakistan's energy access problem by creating a sustainable and scalable model for the widespread adoption of clean technologies and solar energy. EcoEnergy's work helps overcome the persistent problem of poverty in developing countries and promotes gender equality and access to new sources of income.

The project

The non-profit Independent Living Center for Women from Karachi looks after around 25 women, mostly disabled women, from the surrounding area but also from far away areas and offers them training and work. But there is a lack of stable and affordable access to electricity and electric sewing machines to be productive and to help more women.

If we provide the Living Center for Women with cheap, stable and clean electricity by installing a solar system, the facility can save a lot of money and support even more women. A place as safe as the Independent Living Center for Women is something that makes a world of difference in a patriarchal society like Pakistan. In Pakistan, the unemployment rate for women is among the highest in the world and disabled people hardly get a chance to work.

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