Empower 230 Women in India with Solar Lanterns

by Global Fairness Initiative

Summary

The Global Fairness Initiative’s saltLantern Campaign is raising funds to purchase and deliver solar lanterns to 230 salt farming women and their families in the desert of Gujarat, India.
$832.00
total raised
11
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Salt farmers in the Little Rann of Kutch live in make-shift tents with no access to water, electricity, or education for their children. One of their most basic needs is an affordable and reliable source of light. However, in the absence of electricity, 95% of salt farmers rely on expensive and toxic kerosene lamps to light their homes.

Solution

The Global Fairness Initiative, in collaboration with India’s Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) has created a program to introduce 15,000 solar lanterns to a cooperative of 30,000 women farmers in the arid desert of the Great Rann of Kutch.

Long-Term Impact

If we reach our eventual goal of 15,000 lanterns, at a 25% reinvestment rate, the community in Gujarat could see as much as $1 million over five years locally reinvested in livelihood regenerating programs that are owned, funded, and led by women.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.globalfairness.org
Solar lanterns for women salt farmers
Main organization website

Organization Information

Global Fairness Initiative

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.globalfairness.org
Global Fairness Initiative
Project Leader:
Alesandra Delgado
Washington, DC United States

Funded Project!

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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