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Description:  Antonio Martinez is a farmer living in a remote part of Nicaragua whose family has recently installed a solar panel: “We moved to this farm 25 years ago and have been without electricity for 24. We used paraffin lamps for our light. The lamps gave off a lot of fumes and the black smoke would irritate our eyes and skin and harm our lungs. As soon as we installed the panel we noticed big differences in our health. It's safer to have lights indoors and the air is so much cleaner. We're even able to use a television and a phone, listen to the radio and have a light in every room.” Photo: Matt Barker