Nepal Petrol Portraits
A portraits series captured outside during an 8-hour lineup at the petrol pump in Pulchowk, Nepal. The citizens of Nepal have collectively stood up against the current petrol crisis and look to the power of solar as an affordable and reliable alternative energy resource. As the country continues to struggle with the effects of the natural disasters and political instability, renewable energy is providing both light and hope for a nation of people renowned for their resilience.
 
Citizens of landlocked Nepal, a country that heavily depends on border trade with India for supplies, continue to face severe shortages in essential goods including petroleum products, diesel, kerosene, aviation fuel, and cooking gas. Basic supplies include food, medicine and raw materials for several industries to operate.

In Nepal, 63% of the population lack access to reliable electricity. Developing countries need to expand access to reliable and modern energy services if they are to reduce poverty and improve the health of their citizens. SunFarmer, a solar engineering non-profit that installs solar energy in hospitals, health clinics, schools and agricultural sites throughout the developing world, has been working hard to provide alternative and reliable solar solutions to give power back to the people.
 
The petrol crisis has been reported by the citizens of Nepal to be worse than the April 25th 7.8 magnitude earthquakes that hit the country. The earthquake has caused around USD $7 billion in damages, and it is estimated that the current cumulative loss from the blockage at the Indian border significantly exceeds that amount.
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Nepal Petrol Portraits
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Nepal Petrol Portraits

A portraits series captured outside during an 8-hour lineup at the petrol pump in Pulchowk, Nepal. The citizens of Nepal have collectively stood Read More
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