Barefoot Engineers : Solar Power, Rajasthan, India

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Nomads Kanaram Banjara, aged 55, and his wife Manju Banjara, aged 50, pose for a portrait with their solar panel in front of their mud hut in Banjara Ki Dhani. Ancestrally known as rich salt merchants, until commercially packaged salt was available in the market, they now work as daily wage labourers in nearby agricultural fields. Three years ago, the Barefoot College in Tilonia, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India, had come to sell solar panels and lanterns to them at INR 1000 per set. Photo by Suzanne Lee for Panos London