I met Kandhan Buddhi SHG of Tarbha block in Sonepur District of Orissa on 27 December, 2014. The village where the group resides is easily accessible by the road. Out of 15 members of the group, all had taken solar energy loan from Milaap to buy the solar lanterns. It has been five months since the group took the loan. While the village has electricity connection to almost each and every household, the frequent power cuts make lives miserable. The power cuts are often during the peak hours of morning and evening when the electricity is most required. The traditional kerosene lamps have not been comfortable to use especially due to awful smell, smoke and unreliable supply of Kerosene itself. In such situations the solar energy has been no less than a boon for these people which ensures that their work do not get halted due to non-availability of light. The group members work on agricultural fields and grow paddy, pulses and vegetables. With the help of the enterprise loan from Milaap field partner, some of the group members have also started cow and goat rearing business.
Kandhan Buddhi SHG