I am fundraising to bring solar lighting to a hamlet in West Bengal | Milaap
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I am fundraising to bring solar lighting to a hamlet in West Bengal


In remote, tribal Dhanchatani, atop the Ayodhya Hills in Purulia, West Bengal, ten families living in close proximity have taken their first step to access clean, cheap lighting through the installation of a solar micro-grid. They have formed a group and approached the Milaap lending community for a loan of Rs. 52,500 to fund this installation, which will help them save the Rs. 150 they spend each month on kerosene. Surviving off forest and local produce, with little access to currency, Rs. 150 is a huge saving that they can hope to invest in their livelihoods and children’s education.
Many families in rural India struggle with no access to electricity and lighting. 9 other smaller hamlets in and around the Ayodhya hills – Lokaichatani, Usuldungri, Teliabhasa, Borogora, Bhuigora, Lebuchara, Baralaha, Hedelbera, and Ranga – hope to resolve this struggle of theirs by approaching the Milaap community for loans to install their own solar micro-grids. These grids, installed by Mlinda (http://www.mlinda.org), will provide them an economical clean-energy alternative, powering 2 light bulbs and a cell-phone charger in each home for 5 hours. Mlinda will not only help the villagers with the installation, but also provide training to a few of them for maintenance of these set-ups.
The villagers are willing to pay for the set-up, albeit in installments. I am raising funds, via Milaap, to help them pay the upfront costs for setting this micro-grid. Any money you lend will be returned back to you!
If this cause resonates with you, do extend a helping hand and make a loan to these villagers.

Who we are helping

Families of Purulia District
Rs.53,000 raised

Goal: Rs.52,500

Supporters (38)

neha lent Rs.500
Sowmya lent Rs.1,750

And, you're done! Hopefully, it opens limitless doors to support your cause :)

Rahul lent Rs.1,000
Anshul lent Rs.500

Awesome it id siddhant.. Proud of you.

Anviksha lent Rs.2,000
Abbas lent Rs.2,500