Thank you for sharing it.
I agree and share your feelings <...about what having electrical power and lights in their homes meant to them was very powerful to me.>. That is also why, to me,
we ought to begin with what is most cost effective and practical, like solar lanterns (light + mobile charging) and locally improved cookstoves for basic access to clean energy, for a change.
Salvatore, Thanks for your comments. Indeed, I take your point concerning alternative energy uses. Allow me to direct you to a great platform that is tracking sustainable energy goals - http://gtf.esmap.org Click on each of the 4 headings - , and search for a country you may have knowledge about
If you have the time, check out the Solar Sisters platform https://www.solarsister.org Investing in women, especially those efforts to bring power and light into homes where the electrical power providers are still not reaching, is smart investment that helps families in need to create opportunities to move up in life. Solar sisters is an organization that I became aware of while supporting the Measles Initiative's efforts to vaccinate 1 billion children. They are in the field and doing a good job.