The Global Fairness Initiative’s saltLantern Campaign is raising funds to purchase and deliver solar lanterns to 230 salt farming women and their families in the desert of Gujarat, India.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Salt farmers in the Little Rann of Kutch live in make-shift tents with no access to water, electricity, or education for their children. One of their most basic needs is an affordable and reliable source of light. However, in the absence of electricity, 95% of salt farmers rely on expensive and toxic kerosene lamps to light their homes.
How will this project solve this problem?
The Global Fairness Initiative, in collaboration with India’s Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) has created a program to introduce 15,000 solar lanterns to a cooperative of 30,000 women farmers in the arid desert of the Great Rann of Kutch.
Potential Long Term Impact
If we reach our eventual goal of 15,000 lanterns, at a 25% reinvestment rate, the community in Gujarat could see as much as $1 million over five years locally reinvested in livelihood regenerating programs that are owned, funded, and led by women.
Total Funding Received to Date: $832
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $832 . The original project funding goal was $9,200.