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Our visit to Malawi was a real eye opener. Life comes to a standstill after 6-7pm, many having no recourse apart from sleep. As it stands, opportunities for social interaction, work or studying are (pardon the pun) dim.
First and foremost, I have to apologise for the rather large delay in sending this out to everyone. While our time in Africa was amazing, I had the misfortune of contracting a serious strain of Malaria along the way.
Empower started as a university project in 2007. I had the idea of a rural electrification project in Sri Lanka – I suggested it to fellow students and there was a lot of interest. The designing and fundraising led to us form a not for profit organisation.