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Benin - Lighting the way forward

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In developed countries, it is easy to take for granted the benefits of electric lighting, so ubiquitous is it in our homes and buildings. In rural areas of Benin, however, a lack of adequate lighting can hinder school classrooms, and even maternity wards. Solar-powered lighting has been introduced to help overcome the problem.

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