There is a lack of affordable, productive tools available to individuals living and operating in developing markets where electricity is unavailable or unreliable. The absence of these tools results in health hazards, missed income opportunities, and educational challenges.
Go visit any small town in an electrified area and observe the businesses. There are welders, salons, refrigerated food providers, printer/copier centers, internet cafes, and more. Drive outside the town center and you see farmers of grains, produce, and animals. Nearby is a cooperative center where the grains are milled, seeds are expelled for oils, fruit is pulped and sold as juice, and animals are butchered and frozen for shipping. All these businesses depend on tools that depend upon electricity. Take away the power source and the economy is handicapped.
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