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“Light ladies” help resolve Pakistan energy crisis

Pakistan’s so-called “Light Ladies” are helping power up off-grid villages, becoming real agents of change in their hometowns, a young female executive has said.

The initiative is part of the “light a million lives” project of the Buksh Foundation, a microfinance institution.

Also known as “Roshna Bibi” in Urdu, the national language of Pakistan, the women run local solar charging stations and solar lamp shops.