Sita studies in a local school in Punma village, located in Jajarkot district in Mid-western region of Nepal. There is no electricity in this village and hence life is difficult. She had to use kerosene lamps in the evening to study and to do her homework. Using dim light of kerosene lamp daily has affected her eye sight and the smoke emitted by the kerosene lamp created indoor air pollution. Her mother also had to use kerosene lamp to cook food for their family and to wash utensils.
After getting solar lamp from ECCA, she (as well as her family) are very happy. Their daily life has improved. Her studies also improved.
Sita, one of the recipients of the solar tuki lamp, expressed happiness and thanked all for the support provided.
There is no electricity utility in Punma village, located in Jajarkot district in Mid-western region of Nepal. After promulgation of new constitution in September 2015, Jajarkot district lies in province 6.
Because of no electricity, life is difficult specially for women, who need to do daily household chores. They need to use kerosene lamps in the evening to cook food for their family and to wash utensils. There is also indoor pollution, due to smoke coming from kerosene lamp, because of which many women have respiratory diseases. ECCA coordinated with local women group to provide solar tuki lamp to their members.
Ms. Nirmla, one of the recipients of the solar tuki lamp expressed happiness and thanked all for the support provided.
The solar home system consisting of a solar photo voltaic panel, battery, charge controller, wires, LED bulbs, switches were provided to families in Punma village in Jajarkot district, located in the hilly districts of Mid-Western region of Nepal. There is no public utility electricity in this village and the villagers use kerosene lamp for daily lighting. The families were selected in coordination with the local ward office. The solar home system is being provided to the families in a phase wise manner. In the first phase, the poorest families were chosen.
Ms. Srijana, one of the recipients of the solar home system, expressed happiness in receiving the system, which, she said, will contribute in better education of her children.
Jajarkot is located in the hilly districts of Mid-Western region in Nepal. It is graded as the ninth remote district, which has road connection only up to the district headquarter and has very limited access to electricity and telephone. After promulgation of new constitution (in September 2015), Jajarkot district lies on province 6, and ECCA project is being implemented in Punma Village. As there is no electricity in the village, life is difficult. ECCA plans to provide solar light system to the villagers in a phase-wise manner, in coordination with the local ward office. To identify the poor and needy families, survey was done. Orientation on renewable energy / solar energy was also provided to the local women group members. The components of the solar light system (along with the battery) has been procured and the preparation is going on. The solar system will soon be handed over to the families. We thank you for your support.
Orientating women group members about solar energy
ECCA provided solar lamp model “Pico” to the rural households in Punma village located in Jajarkot district, west Nepal.
Pico is manufactured by Green Light Planet, provides light which is three times brighter than the kerosene lamp and can be used for 72 hours without recharging. The solar panel of 350 mW is in-built on the back side of the lamp.
Pico has helped to displace kerosene lamp in these households, thereby making it easier for the children to study in the evening.
The villagers have expressed their gratitude for the support provided.
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