I met Laxmipriya SHG in a village of M.Rampur district of Orissa, India on 19th December, 2014. The village can be easily reached by road. The group has 12 members out of which 6 members have availed the solar energy loan facility of Milaap. They have had good experience with the solar lanterns and express their gratitude to Milaap. Because of the solar lanterns, they no more have to stay in the dark. Only a handful of household villages have electricity connections in the village especially of those who are below poverty line and are provided with a free of cost electricity connection by the government. Rest of the villagers have to dole out 5 thousand to 6 thousand rupees for a single connection and coupled with that the unreliable electricity supply doesn’t appeal to the villagers much. Most of the group members are involved in agriculture activities for making a living and grow paddy, pulses and vegetables.