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Empowered Women Improve Rural Livelihoods

Women’s Condition in Sumba

 You can find the Renewable Energy Kiosk, Yofi Mayu Delo, with Mama Margaretha, a 44-year old mother of four sitting down in front of the kiosk, winces as she recalls her journey of life. “My parents, and especially my father, did not give his blessing when I got married. Because my

Sumba Island’s Only Woman Solar Panel Operator that Breaks Stereotypes

Sumba, due to its remote location, has never been a priority for the Indonesian government. A few years ago, most of the villages in Sumba didn’t even have access to electricity, all activities had to stop when the night came. Once the island started developing, a huge obstacle appears, so officials had to pay attention

Saving Time with Corn Milling Machine

Linda (27 years old) is the resident of Cendana Village, Mamboro, Central Sumba. Linda lives as part of farmer family with her husband, children, younger sibling, and his father in law. During a certain period when agricultural activities are less intensive, Melkiausus, Linda’s husband, works as a mason.

This family also grow cashews and candlenuts in

New Stream of Income from Renewable Energy Kiosk

Yacobus Meha Rangga (61 years old) lives in Lulundilu Village, Mahu District, East Sumba. Taking care of his mother and two of his nephews who are about 8 years old, he can only visit his wife once in a while because his wife lives in Waingapu, the seat of East Sumba. He runs a kiosk

Lantern for the Family

Petrus Patineman (30 years old) and Jublina (26 years old) are husband and wife living in Mbatakkapidu Village, Waingapu Subdistrict, East Sumba District. Their children, Jones (10 years old) and Andreas (8 years old) attend Mbatakkapidu Elementary School, Waingapu Subdistrict. They are too far from electricity supply even though the distance to Waingapu is relatively

Infographics of TERANG Project

On 18 December 2015, Hivos signed an agreement with Millennium Challenge Account – Indonesia (MCA-I) to support the improvement access to renewable energy through TERANG, in which this project is a combination of Hivos’ two main programs that are Biogas Rumah (BIRU) and Sumba Iconic Island (SII). TERANG project is implemented by consortium team consisting

Final Reflection in 2017 of Gender Mainstreaming Facilitator in Renewable Energy and Unify The Way Forward

The end of the year becomes a valuable opportunity for every organization to reflect, evaluate and see what the achievements have done over the past year. Likewise Hivos, as an organization engaged in humanitarian issues, especially the use of renewable energy, at the end of 2017, is also doing End of Year Reflection of Gender

Born to Lead: Woman Technician Redefining Boundaries

Located in the area where electricity and energy infrastructure are still lacking: Waingapu, East Sumba. This woman is a well-liked staff member of PT. RESCO (Renewable Energy Service Company) who works at the field surrounded by sunlight, installing electricity using her skill and passion.

The twenty-six-year-old woman, Jetty Arlenda Maro, she is also the only woman