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A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal

 
£9,388
£22,611
Raised
Remaining

Summary

A devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25 April 2015 and 7.3 magnitude on 12 May claimed life of around 9,000 people in Nepal and directly affected above 8 million people. Due to the destruction of houses, people were forced to refuge in open space and many lost most of their belongings. At many places, electricity distribution infrastructure has also been damaged and people are using kerosene lamp. This project aims to provide solar powered lamp.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In Nepal, those without access to electricity generally rely on kerosene wick lamps (in 2.4 million households). This form of lighting is neither cost-effective nor environment-friendly. Fumes from the kerosene lamps affect the eyes and lungs and contribute to global warming due to release of greenhouse gas. The quality of light is inferior and there is a high risk of accidental fire. Additionally since kerosene has to be imported, government has to spend its limited foreign currency.

How will this project solve this problem?

1) Give orientation to village youths & school students on renewable energy, 2) Train on repair & maintenance, 3) Distribute solar lamp, 4) Install charging system

Potential Long Term Impact

Improvement in quality of life, health (especially of children and women), and studying conditions; increase in evening economic activity; reduction in fire hazards, environmental pollution, global warming, and dependency on imported kerosene.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: £9,388
Remaining Goal to be Funded: £22,611
Total Funding Goal: £31,999

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Project Leader

Prachet Kumar Shrestha

Team Leader
Kathmandu, Bagmati Nepal

Where is this project located?

Map of A Clean Solar Alternative to Kerosene Lamps, Nepal