Gita Pariyar is a formidable leader in Nepal. As a local business owner, community health worker, and ward member, Pariyar is committed to helping her community in Taklung, Gorkha District, through access to clean technologies, such as cookstoves and solar products. She is also a part of the Dalit caste, often called the “untouchables,” and dedicates her work to transforming perceptions of caste members and empowering other Dalit women. Photo credit: Empower Generation