Sleeping in a hammock, staying in a floating village, solar electricity, floating pig farms, straw roofs, bucket showers, and squat toilets… this was my adventure with Yejj in Phat Sanday Cambodia.
What is Yejj? Yejj is providing an alternative energy source to floating villages that don’t have access to electricity or running water – in this case solar electricity. Yejj Solar’s goal is “to break the negative poverty cycle created by lack of access to modern energy services”.
Why set up entrepreneurs?
By setting up local entrepreneurs, Yejj is creating a sustainable model for offering alternative energy in a work to earn system encouraging community investment… moving away from the aid dependency model where items are only given. With Yejj’s model, they hope to that starting at a subsidized price, eventually the solar packs will rise up to an unsubsidized market price increasing the villages’ livelihoods to have electricity but also economically.
To read more about the impact go to: GlobalGiving Site Visit Report