This means that less than a billion people worldwide are without access to electricity today. Global goal target 7.1 is universal a
The most significant milestone came from India where the president announced all villages have access to electricity as of 2018.
"Meanwhile in Africa, Kenya’s access rate has increased massively from 8% in 2000 to 73% today, and the Last Mile Connectivity Project aims to deliver universal access by 2022. In Ethiopia, electricity now reaches 45% of the population compared with just 5% in 2000," according to IEA.org.
Why is electricity important?
Electricity leads to higher productivity for everyone in the family. Children with access to electricity can read and do homework at night. Parents can continue working after the sun goes down.
Electricity also leads to better health because pollution from candles and kerosene cause indoor pollution are especially harmful to children's lungs.
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