A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal

Aug 23, 2006

Progress Report

In the period of one year (till July 2006), since the commercial launching of the LIGHT FOR ALL campaign, total 3,100 solar tukis have been promoted – around 2,600 solar tuki sets have been distributed through various local groups using the micro-financing scheme through the Revolving Fund and around 500 sets have been sold directly on cash (without micro-financing).


Total of US$ 58,000 have been already received for the Revolving Fund. Partnerships have been developed with World Bank Global Development Marketplace, World Bank Nepal Development Marketplace, Global Environment Facility, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and private Nepalese companies in creating revolving fund so as to reach more number of rural households.


For the first time, the Nepalese Government has recognized the contribution and usage of SOLAR TUKI by declaring “ Karnali Illuminated Program ” in the fiscal year 2006/07 national budget. Under this program, 60,000 solar tuki (having minimum facility of using a radio and two lamps) will be promoted in 9 remote districts.


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Project Leader

Prachet Kumar Shrestha

Team Leader
Kathmandu, Bagmati Nepal

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