Women's entrepreneurship lights up rural Pakistan

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Fiza Farhan, co-founder and CEO of the Buskh Foundation, at the N-Peace Awards Ceremony. Photo: UNDP

Women in 250 villages in Pakistan provide literally the light of their communities.

They have been trained to operate solar lanterns which they then rent to their neighbours, thus allowing the women to earn an income while providing a much-needed service.

Fiza Farhan is co-founder and CEO of the Buskh Foundation which is addressing energy needs in rural Pakistan through women's entrepreneurship.

The non-profit is one of several winners of a UN-backed award that celebrates innovation.

Ms Farhan tells Dianne Penn about their Lighting a Million Lives project.

Duration: 3'58"

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