Nepal Petrol Portraits

12 images Created 5 Dec 2015

Citizens of landlocked Nepal, a country that heavily depends on border trade with India for supplies, saw 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, roughly 80% 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.

Solar non-profit, SunFarmer, is working to install solar energy in hospitals, health clinics, schools and agricultural sites throughout the developing world, 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 in 2015. The earthquake has caused around USD $7.1 billion in damages as per the Asian Development Bank, and it is estimated that the current cumulative loss from the blockage at the Indian border significantly exceeds that amount.
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