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Solar Entrepreneurs Bring Sustainable Energy To Haiti

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Haiti, an independent island state in the Caribbean with a population of nearly 11 million, has been beset by more than its share of natural disasters: they've been hit by floods, hurricanes and earthquakes, and in 2016 Hurricane Matthew decimated farms in Southern Haiti.

It has been estimated that less than 40 percent of Haitians are connected to the country's electrical grid, and even that minority is subject to blackouts in the face of disasters. But one thing they do have: lots of sunshine.

Sandra Kwak, founder of social venture 10Power, intends to make good use of it. “Our goal is to provide affordable, reliable renewable energy that will save businesses money and create jobs,” says Kwak. To find out how 10Power is making it happen, read her surprising story here.

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