1.3 billion people lack access to electricity. Close to 1 billion are drinking unsanitary water. And 4 million people, mostly women and children, die annually from indoor air pollution due to burning wood and charcoal for cooking.
Rural cooperatives, created by members of the community, know these problems well. Solar energy, non-electric water filters, improved biomass cookstoves, and fuel briquettes are all modern low-cost technologies that can solve rural energy problems. ENVenture accelerates rural cooperatives to start clean energy ventures. We want everyone in the rural villages to easily access a quality affordable clean energy product for their home without having to travel to the closest city.