All villagers need one solar power for each
Dusk descends on a village in the eastern Bangla as residents start their evening chores. Women walk in a line, balancing packets of animal fodder on their heads. Others lead their water buffalo home before dinner.
Overhead loom bare utility poles — built but never wired for electricity — casting long shadows across the landscape.
Boys use the light of a lantern to study in a house in Kalipur bangladesh.
Here in this little village, a single solar light bulb gleams
It belongs to the family of Karim uddin, 35, a farmer who sold a bit of his family’s land to purchase a solar panel and light a few months ago for about $88. He wanted his five children to be able to do their homework.
“We feel very ashamed and bad that other neighboring villages are enjoying power facility and we don’t have it,” Karim said. “Whenever a small leader or a big leader belonging to the ruling party comes here, they promise their first priority is to provide electricity to the villages. But they have never fulfilled that promise.”