Our mission is to provide sustainable energy solutions to underserved communities facing energy poverty in Nepal to create economic, environmental and social impact.
About 22 million Nepali people live with toxic household air pollution causing nearly 20.000 deaths per year. This equals the combined deaths from diarrhea, malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.
In Nepal, households in off-grid communities spend an average of $95 as ownership costs of wick kerosene lamps compared to $20 of solar lanterns.
Our model is based on appropriate technology design, shared distribution channels and specific knowledge-transfer processes. We work with banks, co-ops and self-help groups to develop financing programs which increase affordability, and incorporate a support package that includes credit, marketing, sales materials and business skills training.