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I am running Bangalore Marathon (42.195kms) to bring solar lighting to families in Manipur

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In Kholep Vangkho village in Manipur, 31-year-old Lamneichong, a hard-working mother of 4, weaves traditional shawls and wraps long after sunset by the light of her solar-powered bulb. The money earned by selling these woven products pays for her children’s education. Earlier, Lamneichong wove in her spare time. Tending to 4 children all day while her husband was at work, most of her spare time was at night – without electricity, she couldn’t get much weaving done. A Milaap loan helped her buy a 45-watt solar home-lighting system, giving her precious hours to work and earn after sunset.
Many women and their families in developing areas of India need such solar lighting alternatives, to weave and earn, and study past sunset. In Manipur, India, Milaap and WSDS have partnered to empower such women to meet their productive needs, like solar light. Simple loans provided by Milaap’s lending community help these women buy 45-watt solar home-lighting systems with 4 bulbs that can light up adjoining rooms in their homes – the women can work past sunset, and their children can study. The cheap, renewable lighting opens up opportunities for a better future to these families of Manipur.
I, Shuva Brata Deb, believe that these families need our help. Small contributions we make can jointly have significant impact on their lives.
I took up this cause, because I have myself studied hours in kerosene lamps till my 12th standard in Nagaland which is a neighbouring state of Manipur. I can connect with the lack of privileges they still have. The children dont realize what they are deprived of and parents work hard to send them to school. Even today, most parts of the Northeast of India, dont have proper electricity and those that have, suffer from heavy load-shedding. They cant afford generators and have to settle with Kerosene lamps and candles. Some children burn their hair while bending down. Even I had burned my hair, but it was minimal.

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Its a very nice initiative Shuva. Thanks! - Rajat

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