Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2004
Nepal Micro-Hydro Entrepreneur's Federation
This description of Bir Bahadur Ghale's work was prepared when Bir Bahadur Ghale was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2004.
Villages in the highest altitudes of the Himalayan Mountains face isolation and economic stagnation. As a result, they lose dozens of young people every year to increasingly crowded urban areas. Bir Bahadur Ghale electrifies these villages with a small hydropower plant and helps them attract new business ventures that stimulate their economies and draw young people back to their communities.
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