Kalitar village of Rapti Municipality-13 of Chitwan district in central Nepal is the home of indigenous Chepang people. The village struggles with various development constraints, and no connectivity with electricity is one of them. National grid electricity has not reached there because of difficult geographical terrain.
ECCA mobilized the local women, helped them establish women group and provided various trainings for livelihood development. ECCA also provided solar photovoltaic lamps. Basic level sensitization was also done on the use of solar light. The lamp has benefited the entire family in their daily lives. Now the children can study well in the evening as well.
Sarling village of Rapti Municipality in Chitwan district, Nepal lies in a very difficult geographical terrain (very hilly area). National grid electricity has not reached there because of difficult geographical terrain. ECCA mobilized the local women, helped them establish women group and provided various trainings for livelihood development. ECCA also provided solar photovoltaic lamps to each of the 20 members of Janajyoti Krishak Women Group, which helped ease their daily life. They were also provided orientation on renewable energy, solar energy, how to properly use the solar lamp, and its simple maintenance.
Mrs. Ranimaya, president of Janajyoti Krishak Women Group is very happy as the school going children of her community have now benefitted from the use of the solar PV lamp. By using the solar PV lamp, now, they can study well in the evenings as well.
Solar PV lamps were distributed to the members of Shree Gundi Pariwartan Women Group in a remote village of Gundi, Rapti Municipality-13, Chitwan in central Nepal, where there is no access to electricity. Mrs. Remika, member of Shree Gundi Pariwartan Women Group shared, “the support of clean and portable lamps allows children to do their homework after dusk and provides residents with a cleaner source of lighting for their homes. Solar PV lamps have now replaced kerosene lamps, significantly reducing health hazards such as burns and toxic fume inhalation. We are very thankful for the support.”
ECCA has been promoting the use of affordable and much more sustainable solar lights, to replace kerosene lights that are used in most houses where they have no electricity.
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.
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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