Sumba’s energy needs

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Meet Sumba Island, an Indonesian island home to more than 650,000 people. Many of them do not have access to energy, which makes living conditions difficult. At night there is no light to do homework for example, or to continue working after day light hours. Electricity that is available is generated with diesel generators. However, this is going to change. The Sumba Iconic Island program initiated by Hivos, in collaboration with the local government, energy companies and anyone who wishes to cooperate, is planning to supply Sumba of 100% sustainable energy. The rights to standard of living, working conditions and education cannot be fulfilled without proper access to energy. It is also a vital condition to create more prosperity.