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Local people plug into hometown trusts for green crowdfunding

Community-based initiatives for cleaner and cheaper electricity are turning on to hometown investment trusts. Small contributions from villagers themselves are matched with internet crowdfunding and ADB’s innovative Green Finance Catalyzing Facility. Let’s turn on the lights together!

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