Solar light : Power to people

$6,931 $0
Raised Remaining


This project aims to replace the usage of kerosene lamps with solar lighting devices to households in a remote village called Pamohi, located in the outskirts of Guwahati, Assam, India. In this under electrified village, the villagers use kerosene or candles as source of energy for lighting. The solar lighting device will provide better illumination and kerosene smoke free indoor environment thereby enhancing the productivity and quality of the villagers, particularly children.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Assam and particularly the northeatern region in India are among the backward states. Majority of households in unelectrified and under electrified villages in Assam use kerosene as a source of energy for lighting, which has proved to be a health and environmental hazard. It is also affecting the education of children and the productivity of the villagers, especially the women population.

How will this project solve this problem?

Solar home systems will replace kerosene lamps and provide better illumination and smokefree indoor environment thereby enhancing productivity and quality of village woman artisans, facilitate education of the children and improve lifestyle of the most disadvantaged people.It will also provide solar light maintenance training and address employment opportunities for youths of that village.

Potential Long Term Impact

Replication of the models in different parts of Assam, Northeast or other parts of the country . Overall development of the rural areas through increased employment, education and increase in commercial activities.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $6,931

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 $6,931 .  The original project funding goal was $6,901.

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

Pinky Pradhan

Pleasonton, California United States

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