For women in the Himalayas who’ve lived their whole lives without electricity it’s the escape from this kind of drudgery that small-scale hydro schemes bring. Later they get their first windows on the outside world: radio, television, a telephone. In the remote mountains of Pakistan, where hundreds of villages have never had electricity, more than 190 micro-hydro schemes have transformed the lives of communities. Electricity has arrived for 365,000 people.
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