Banish darkness, light a lamp in Nepal

Nov 6, 2011

Final Project Report: Lamps Lit in Nepal

Sun Light 3 watt system
Sun Light 3 watt system

GlobalGiving's donors achieved two big goals in 'banishing darkness' in Nepal.

Donor contributions funded scores of 'Sun Lights' from Village Solutions in both the refugee camps of Palpa and the isolated fisherman's village of Puchuhar in Kavre Districts. These are rugged, simple solar systems that power several lamps which are located in key places in each home--the cooking area, children's study corner...

Village Solutions is a Nepali-owned startup formed by the former employees of EcoSystems, the predecessor of VillageTech Solutions. The employees were trained by EcoSystems in electronics design and assembly.

By funding a part of the initial production from Village Solutions, donors supported the launch of this local startup which now is actively making and selling lighting systems in Nepal. Through its own R&D, Village Solutions is introducing new products--such as a solar-powered street lamp.

As these lighting systems are affordable by a large part of the rural population, we feel it is no longer necessary or desirable to subsidize the selling price, and are closing this project. All donated funds have been applied to the Palpa and Puchuhar projects.

We thank our donors for their help in making this lighting initiative a success!

Sun Light 10 watt system
Sun Light 10 watt system



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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

David Sowerwine

Managing Director
Menlo Park, California United States

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