Renewables for Development - RforD -
Renewable Energy for Developing Countries










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Income Generation

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Why are the poor poor?

Poverty is among other factors due to the lack of products or services to sell for money. Every person, unless living in total autarcy, needs money to buy products and services from other people. In the absence of social security, the person must rely on his own capacities to get money in order to pay for these products or services. The person must have an income.

An income is a positive cash flow into one's pockets, allowing for purchase of basic products and services from other people.


RforD Development Projects Result in Direct Income Generation for the Rural Poor.

RforD's Development Projects give the rural poor the tools to tap the only resource availyble for free to them: the energy of the sun in form of renewable energies.

RforD not only cares for improving the living standards of the poor by selling them clean and reliable energy.
RforD helps them to build up RE production sites UNDER THEIR OWN OWNERSHIP, creating RE ENTERPRISES
RforD together with its local focal points makes the rural poor OWNERS and DIRECTORS of RE enterprises.
Thus, target communities not only benefit from new energy services, but as well from the REVENUE of surplus sale.

The RforD Program for RE commercialisation takes care of the lucrative sale of surplus energy from the newly established RE production sites. Energy not used for self-consumption is sold to neighbouring communities without energy access able and willing to pay for this service, or to a grid, or to eventual energy-intensive manufacturing sites.

Income Generation is the Key for Sustainable Development.