In remote Pachamalai Hills in Trichy, Tamil Nadu, the families struggle with poor access to electricity and lighting. More than 200 families in 10 villages around the Pachamalai hills suffer from incessant powercuts everyday. Hence, they rely on kerosene wick lamps for light. Poor lighting means that the villagers and children often have to work and study by candlelight. Hence, Gramalaya is fundraising to provide solar power lanterns as a cheap, clean energy source with the help of Milaap. This will help them save the Rs.150 that they spend each month on kerosene. Surviving off of 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.