Banish darkness, light a lamp in Nepal

$100 $2,400
Raised Remaining


VillageTech Solutions funds an advanced 6V home electrical power system for multiple uses: LED lamps, phone charging, radio, water cleansing, etc.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

VillageTech Solutions designs rugged lighting systems for rural homes. Families may get their own small solar panel or share power from a central village utility. In Nepal VillageSolutions, an all-Nepalese organization trained by VillageTech, produces and installs this equipment. An entire home system costs about $65. This is a modest investment, but beyond the budget of many rural families. Donated funds offset part of the cost, bringing light, news, music and hope to families in darkness.

How will this project solve this problem?

VillageSolutions makes the Village Sun Light. See attached brochure. When seventeen Sun Lights appeared in one community another 3,400 households asked for the same! VillageTech will license the Sun Light to quality manufacturers in other markets.

Potential Long Term Impact

VillageSolutions’ system pioneers a very low wattage, modular, expandable power system for individual homes. LED lighting enables productive work, extended study hours, and home safety. Many low wattage applications are coming.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $100

Funding Information

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 $100 .  The original project funding goal was $2,500.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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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

Where is this project located?

Map of Banish darkness, light a lamp in Nepal