After years of constant electricity shortages, Pakistanis living in rural areas decided to take the challenge of finding a solution in their own hands.

With the help of Imran Ashraf, a European Union adviser, they started setting up mini hydro-electric units.

There is no government involvement in the scheme and the costs are low.

Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports from Shangla district in Pakistan’s north.

Source: Al Jazeera