Friday, April 10, 2015

High Hopes ... Ianthe Smulders & Iris Freericks

I&IFORYOU, founded in Amsterdam and led by Iris Freericks and Ianthe Smulders from the Netherlands, has at its core the aim to reach out and make a difference.  Iris and Ianthe is travelling throughout South Africa, from Eastern Cape via Kwazulu Natal to Johannesburg.  And their intention?  "We want to help the people of South Africa realise greater self-sufficiency through the use of solar power, and to educate on how this source of renewable energy can greatly improve the lives of millions," says Ianthe.

"We believe in solar power for the people of South Africa" - Iris & Ianthe

“We aim to reach out to people worldwide (you) by bundling our combined efforts (I and I), and helping in places where we believe we can actually make a difference,” says Iris and Ianthe. "Africa, in return, taught us a lot. People from the rural areas live differently, but they are so happy."

With over 600 million people in Africa, 12 million in South Africa alone, having no access to power, portable (solar) power offers Africa the opportunity to generate its own energy supply and in that, transform millions of lives.

To listen to the show and how Iris and Ianthe make a difference, just click play:

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