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Hi Ethan,

Mahila Housing Trust works on building capacities of slum communities in India to access better habitat services- efficient energy being one of them. Over the years we have enabled more than 100,000 families to have access to legal electricity and efficient energy products. While we have also tried with efficient bio-stoves with mobile charging facilities, we have not yet explored one with LED charging option. Would it possible to know more about your product (especially the cost) and if it is possible to connect to your partners in India for a demonstration of your product. We constantly look for pro-poor resilient technologies and it would be great if we can collaborate to validate and promote your product within our communities. You can know more about us @ mahilahousingtrust.org.

Yes Madiha, women still have some restrictions on mobility, although things have improved a lot now. But we have been working on organising women since last two decades and over time we have created a network of grass root women workers who come from the very communities we work with, can relate to them and have devised innovative ways of navigating the challenges:). The fact that the women leaders actually manage to make a change in the habitat conditions of the community and liasion with city officials has more often than not been met with a positive response from their families. But this is not to say the road is without challenges, we do face a lot of barriers when we work towards negotiating women's resource rights (especially their right to the legal titles) within the families. What helps most is the power of organisation- the fact that we dont only mobilse women but organise them at multiple levels has been one of the key enabling factors in our work.

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