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Brighton charity ampaigners see their good work
7:40am Saturday 23rd February 2013 in News
Charity campaigners have gone to Nepal with a TV star to see how their work is helping villagers out of poverty.
Renewable World, based in Queens Road, Brighton, tackles poverty in developing countries by providing renewable energy that can be used for farming, cooking and cleaning.
Workers embarked on a trip to three remote villages in the country with TV presenter Gethin Jones for a BBC documentary on how their water pumping systems and bio-gas facilities were helping.
The new energy sources allowed farm crops to grow all throughout the year and have also provided water for washing, cleaning and drinking.
Previously, many families relied on collecting traditional fuels like wood or animal dung for cooking, whilst women would normally be tasked with carrying water instead of going to school.
Neil Jeffery, the chief executive of Renewable World, said: “It was an inspiring trip. It’s amazing to see the people we visited who are now able to grow crops though the year, which in turn provides them with an income.
“With money and a source of energy, it means children can go to school, people have access to healthcare and nutrition and it also means women who are most active in the farming collectives have recognition and power in the community.
“Gethin is a good bloke and I think he was very touched by the trip. He said he will run the London Triathlon for us, which is great of him.”
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