Edwina Fingleton-Smith. Photo by James Walsh.

Edwina Fingleton-Smith. Photo by James Walsh.

Who pays the bill?

Who makes the decision about the next appliance in a household? And what are the consequences? Sarah Wilson reports.

Edwina Fingleton-Smith, BA (Development studies) ’05, spent three years living and working in Kenya to try to understand how access to energy can improve a person’s wellbeing.What she found was that modern development practices were compounding traditional customs and leaving women in the dark, literally and metaphorically.