Microfinance
 India
Project #10256

Solar light : Power to people

by Assam Foundation for North America

Summary

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.
$6,931
total raised
93
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​assamfoundation.net/​
Article on Parijat Academy, implementing partner

Organization Information

Assam Foundation for North America

Location: Dublin, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.assamfoundation.net/​
Project Leader:
Pinky Pradhan
Pleasonton, California 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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