With the support of the United Nations. Ten women work for a project to sell electricity produced from solar energy in "Abs" in Hajjah governorate

With the support of the United Nations. Ten women work for a project to sell electricity produced from solar energy in "Abs" in Hajjah governorate


The United Nations development programme (UNDP) has announced its support for 10 Yemeni women in the countryside of "abbs" in the province of Hajjah, in order to run a project to sell solar electricity in "Abbs" area of the northwestern province of Hajjah.

The joint program to strengthen the resilience of rural Yemen has supported 10 women entrepreneurs in creating a private solar-powered electricity grid, the program said on its website.

The $37,000 grant will provide a clean source of energy at a cost 80 percent less than diesel-generated power, the program said.

The project would enable rural women to start their businesses.

The solar power project consists of 36 solar panels, 16 batteries and 2 reflectors.

"We launched our service just one month ago, and we now have 20 subscribers to our service, and through our current solar system, we can serve 40 families and hope to expand soon," said Iman Hadi, project president.

The project has been expanded from 22 participants in 2018 to 44 at present, generating revenues of 1,171,570 Yemeni riyals (about US$2,000) that will be used to buy food and access the basic needs of the 10 women and their families. In addition to material returns, the program said the initiative is expected to reduce more than five tons of Carbon dioxide, contributing to a safer environment and reducing pollution.

The war in Yemen for nearly five years has led to the suspension of government power plants in militia-controlled areas, as well as the destruction of the local grid due to clashes.


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