Bring Light to Isolated Villagers in Nepal

by Karuna-Shechen
Bring Light to Isolated Villagers in Nepal
Bring Light to Isolated Villagers in Nepal
Bring Light to Isolated Villagers in Nepal
Bring Light to Isolated Villagers in Nepal
Bring Light to Isolated Villagers in Nepal
Bring Light to Isolated Villagers in Nepal
Bring Light to Isolated Villagers in Nepal
Bring Light to Isolated Villagers in Nepal
Bring Light to Isolated Villagers in Nepal
Bring Light to Isolated Villagers in Nepal
Bring Light to Isolated Villagers in Nepal
Bring Light to Isolated Villagers in Nepal
Bring Light to Isolated Villagers in Nepal
Bring Light to Isolated Villagers in Nepal
Bring Light to Isolated Villagers in Nepal
Bring Light to Isolated Villagers in Nepal

Thanks to your support, Karuna-Shechen is empowering village women to bring light to their remote mountain communities in Nepal!

The twelve solar technicians from six remote districts in Nepal are now even more empowered to be bearers of light in their communities thanks to a recent advanced training.

The five-day intensive training taught the technicians how to repair and manufacture home lighting sets so that they can manage and maintain the solar panels in use in their communities. The technicians also learned entrepreneurial skills to install more sets in their area to help replace more dangerous kerosene lanterns with clean, renewable energy.

We are so grateful for your role in bringing light to these villages in Nepal! Below are pictures of the empowering training session you helped make possible!

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On behalf of everyone at Karuna-Shechen and the villagers we have helped, together, thank you!

 

12 Women learn advance technician skills
12 Women learn advance technician skills
Technicians learn to repair home lighting sets
Technicians learn to repair home lighting sets

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Thanks to your support, Karuna-Shechen is bringing light to remote mountain villages in Nepal that have been without electricity – until now!

The Chepangs and Tamangs are ethnic groups who live in remote, mountainous areas that are without electricity. In the village homes, dangerous karosene lamps provide the only source of light, making it difficult for villagers to do chores and for children to do homework after dark.

In December, 2018, Karuna-Shechen's solar technicians travelled to the remote Makwanpur district to bring light to Chepang and Tamang villages.100 solar home lighting sets were distributed and installed by our trained solar technicians, replacing dangerous kerosene lanterns with clean, renewable energy.

We are so grateful for your role in bringing light to these villages in Nepal! Below are pictures of the distribution and installation you helped make possible!

If you have not done so already, please sign up HERE for our newsletter to keep up to date on how we’re making a difference, together.

On behalf of everyone at Karuna-Shechen and the villagers we have helped, together, thank you!

Villagers collect solar sets during distribution
Villagers collect solar sets during distribution
Villagers take solar sets home in their dokos
Villagers take solar sets home in their dokos
Our solar technician works on a solar panel
Our solar technician works on a solar panel
Installing solar light inside a village home
Installing solar light inside a village home

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300 homes in remote Nepalese villages have light!


So far this year, we have provided training for solar technicians and installed solar electricity sets that are changing lives in some of the most remote and underserved villages of Nepal.


Disconnected from electricity sources, villagers in remote regions typically live in relative darkness, using dangerous kerosene lamps to shed dim light so mothers can cook and children can do homework. By equipping 300 homes with solar electricity sets, we are improving the air quality, reducing the danger and damage from kerosene, and providing a better quality of life for families. Thank you for supporting this important project!


We will continue to update you on the progress and results. In the meantime, Karuna-Shechen is launching a special campaign to teach yoga skills to 1,000 children in need in India. It is a simple & sustainable way to engage young minds and boost their potential! Please see our project page for more information and to help support this altruistic project!


Thank you for reaching out across the globe to support our “Bring Light to Isolated Villagers in Nepal” project & for spreading the word about our new initiative: Teach Yoga to Village Children in India

A typical home equipped with solar electricity
A typical home equipped with solar electricity
Solar electricians installing solar power!
Solar electricians installing solar power!
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The 12 women from Nepal who successfully completed Karuna-Shechen’s Solar Electrification Training this spring have already installed more than 100 solar electricity sets! 

Earlier this year, thanks to your support, women from six remote, underserved villages travelled by bus to Kathmandu, where they spent two full weeks learning about electricity and solar panels, as well as how to use different tools and repair solar sets. They learned skills, gained confidence, and each one received her certification. 

Since the training, these twelve women have been installing solar electricity in their villages — 100 sets installed so far!

Below are pictures of their journey: from their training to the distribution and installation of the first solar sets in the small village of Khopachangu. 

With each installation, the quality of life of the villages as a whole improves, with women actively helping their communities become healthier and stronger.

We are so grateful for your role in bringing light to remote villages in Nepal! If you have not done so already, please sign up HERE for our newsletter to keep up to date on how we’re making a difference, together.

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WOMEN LEARN NEW SKILLS & GAIN CONFIDENCE
WOMEN LEARN NEW SKILLS & GAIN CONFIDENCE
MATTHIEU RICARD PRESENTS GRADUATION CERTIFICATES
MATTHIEU RICARD PRESENTS GRADUATION CERTIFICATES
EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTED IN KHOPACHANGU
EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTED IN KHOPACHANGU
PREPARING SOLAR PANELS
PREPARING SOLAR PANELS
INSTALLING SOLAR PANELS
INSTALLING SOLAR PANELS

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Great news! Thanks to your support, 12 women from Nepal successfully completed Karuna-Shechen’s Solar Electrification Training this spring!

Women from six remote, underserved villages travelled by bus to Kathmandu, where they spent two full weeks learning about electricity and solar panels, as well as how to use different tools, voltage detectors, wiring systems, and also how to repair solar sets. They learned skills, gained confidence, and each one received her certification. Pictures are attached of the training, so you can see what your support helped make possible so far!

Over the upcoming months, these twelve women will be installing solar electricity in their villages. We will keep you updated of their progress!

In the meantime, Karuna-Shechen is launching a special campaign to help 700 mothers in need plant organic kitchen gardens this May-July in the remote, underserved state of Jharkhand, India.

Together, we will distribute non-GMO seeds and teach women to grow nutritious gardens — a practical, sustainable solution to reduce malnutrition and improve quality of life.

Your generous donation can be used to honor a loved one who has been a loving maternal influence in your life!

Start by going to our project page: Plant Kitchen Gardens for Mothers in India

  • Make your donation & then check your email.
  • Follow the link to your fillable certificate.
  • Download your certificate and customize.
  • Print, post or send your certificate to your loved one!


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Thank you for helping to grow compassion in the Himalayas and for visiting our Honoring Mothers Campaign. Together let’s raise $7000 for 700 families!

 

 

Photos from our Solar Technician Training:

Women from remote villages receive training
Women from remote villages receive training
Hands-on experience teaches skills & confidence
Hands-on experience teaches skills & confidence
Participants are certified!
Participants are certified!

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