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Today’s guests on the show are working to empower local entrepreneurs and bring solar power to the Buffer Zone communities of Nepal.  Moira Hanes is the co-founder and board chair of Empowered by Light, and Anya Cherneff is the co-founder and executive director of Empower Generation.









Anya Cherneff                                                                                                   Moira Hanes

These two organizations have come together to implement a project that will provide solar  power to ranger stations within Chitwan National Park in Nepal.  These rangers are on the front lines of protecting wildlife from poaching, which is serious problem in this unique National Park.  But Empowered by Light and Empower Generation are doing so much more than just assisting park rangers in protecting wildlife – they are empowering local entrepreneurs, and demonstrating the ability of solar power technology to leapfrog fossil fuel infrastructure.

Click here to check out their crowdsource fundraising campaign!


Learn more about the issues surrounding the Buffer Zone in Nepal:

Click here to watch the full Buffer Zone documentary


Additional Links:

Empowered by Light website

Empower Generation website


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