A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal

by Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness
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A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal
A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal

President of Janajyoti Women Group, Mrs. Kumari now uses daily the solar lamp provided to her by ECCA. The use of solar lamp has eased her daily life (during cooking and other household chores in the evening). Her children could also now study better in the evening, which has improved their education.

Earlier, they had to use kerosene wicked lamp, as there is no electricity utility grid in her village Santhali, which is located in a hilly area in north Chitwan, south central Nepal. The indoor pollution created when using kerosene wicked lamp is also now no more, thereby improving the family health.

ECCA is thankful for the support.

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Lalimaya Chepang
Lalimaya Chepang

Kalitar village of Rapti Municipality in Chitwan district, Nepal lies in a very hilly area. National grid electricity has not reached there because of difficult geographical terrain.

ECCA provided solar photovoltaic lamps to each of the 25 members of Janakalyan Women Group, Kalitar. They were also provided orientation on solar energy, how to properly use solar lamp, and its simple maintenance.

Mrs. Lalimaya, who has four school going children, is one of the members of Janakalyan Women Group, Kalitar. Mrs. Lalimaya is very happy as her four children have now benefitted from the use of the solar PV lamp. By using the solar PV lamp, now, they can study well in the evening as well.

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Because of difficult geographical terrain (very hilly area), electricity has not reached Symrang village of Rapti Municipality in Chitwan district. ECCA mobilized the local women, helped them to establish women group and provided various trainings. ECCA also provided solar photovoltaic lamps to each of the 20 members of Janajyoti Women Group, which helped them to ease their daily life. They were also provided orientation on solar energy, how to properly use solar lamp, and its simple maintenance.

President of Janajyoti Women Group, Ms. Dilmaya is thankful for the support and shared that the solar lamp has eased her household work, which, previously, she had to do under kerosene lamp light. 

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Symrang village of Rapti Municipality ward 13 of Chitwan district (central Nepal) is the home of indigenous Chepang people. The village struggles with various development constraints, and no connectivity with national electricity grid is one of them.

After the support of portable solar lights to the villagers, besides powering home, the solar lights have helped in outdoor livelihood activities as well. During sowing and harvesting season, one has to walk for hours in dark while returning back home from early morning to late evening work at field. Earlier, the villagers used to climb steep hills in dark night fearing the rocks and loss of balance in the way.

ECCA is thankful for your support.

Your contribution has helped us support improving the living standard of rural communities.

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The solar lamp distributed by ECCA in ward 13, Rapti Municipality, Chitwan district, Nepal is being used by children for their regular studies, which has helped to improve their studies.

Previously, the children had to study using kerosene lamp (as there is no electricity supply in the village from the national electricity grid), which affected their eyes as well as respiratory health (since kerosene lamp emitted black smoke).

As it was difficult for the children to study in the kerosene lamp light, previously, many children did not study at all in the evening, and subsequently, their education quality was low. Now, after the distribution of the solar lamp, education of children has improved.

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