THE PROBLEM :
Electricity for a few hours in the day is a massive problem for millions of Indians living in rural India. Their life for half the day is in darkness ( 6 pm to 6 am usually) and there is a critical and urgent need to change that. This is a story about a small village called Anupshahr in Uttar Pradesh.
Electricity is a basic need for all of us, but there is an astounding number of villages in India where electricity is a distant dream. In a city in Uttar Pradesh called Anupshahr, several homes live in darkness after sunset.
Lifestyles are impacted as most work needs to be completed before sunset. Electricity for a few hours in the day means :
1) They need to finish critical work before 6 pm every day which is not productive.
2) They use kerosene lamps which are dangerous, toxic and expensive.
3) Education suffers due to the limited amount of time children get to study.
4) It is relatively unsafe to step out of their homes after sunset.
5) They do not have the basic amenities and nobody has done anything to change that.
6) Digital devices - phones, TV's etc cannot be used here.
THE SOLUTION :
Give them simple to use and low-cost solar hanging bulbs which can be used for lighting their home, charging devices and is also portable - take-it- as-you-go device.
This campaign is initiated by Yashasvi Yadavalli, a grade 10 student at The Shri Ram School, Moulsari. This is being done in partnership with the NGO - Pardada Pardadi Educational Society.
The Solar Hanging Bulb has been custom-built keeping in mind the needs of rural villagers. The villagers need a compact and sturdy lighting system. This lantern features a 3.7 volt solar light with an emergency mobile charging USB port. The benefits of using proper solar lighting panels are abundant for rural areas since they avoid costly trenching, save on energy bills, and improve safety.
IT COSTS JUST INR 2300 TO BRING LIGHT TO A HOME.
A Solar Lantern costs just INR 2300 including the cost of delivery and distribution.
INR 4600 will bring light to 2 homes.
INR 9200 will bring light to 4 homes.
Pictures show the rural city of Anupshahr in Uttar Pradesh where there is no electricity.
My name is Saachi Mehta. I am 13 years old and am studying in Grade 8 at TSMS, Noida.
It is my belief that electricity is a basic need. That is a fact most of us do not even stop to ponder upon. We fail to realize that we are privileged to have access to something we cannot imagine even a day without. The people of Anupshahr are not so lucky. Their life has been devoid of light for so long. It is unacceptable to me that they do not have the means to afford something that should rightfully be available to all. In truth, there are an alarming number of villages in India where the people do not even dream about a life with electricity. Instead, they are forced to finish all their daily work before the sun sets which is around 6 o’ clock in summers and 5 o’ clock in summers! They also do not have gas stoves and use kerosene oil for cooking, something that has a very high risk level and is extremely dangerous. Their days have the potential of being so much more productive and this is where we can step in and make will surely make a tremendous difference to them.
It costs only INR 2300 to light up one home, whereas INR 11500 can help to light up 5 homes.
We can make a huge impact on the lives of the people at Anupshahr for the better. I request you to please support my campaign and let us, together, bring a new and bright light into the homes of the people at Anupshahr.
Pic shows the distribution of similar solar lamps in rural areas.
The map shows the location of the beneficiaries.
ABOUT THE NGO
PPES was founded by Virendra (Sam) Singh, retired President and Managing Director of DuPont South Asia.
Founded in the year 2000, PPES has been working for holistic rural development through social and economic empowerment of women and girls in the villages of Anupshahr in Bulandshahr district, which is one of the backward districts in Western Uttar Pradesh, India.
PPES provides free education, job opportunities, healthcare, and livelihood enhancement for girls and women from the marginalized sections of society and enables them to break out of the cycle of poverty.
PPES mantra for Holistic Rural Development is Education, Community Development, Health and Hygiene and Economic Empowerment. All are focused on girls and Women Empowerment.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as Pardada Pardadi Educational Society s a registered NGO and you can avail of benefits under section 80G of the IT act. Foreign funding is not accepted.
Will we get to know the details of who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to PARDADA PARDADI EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY They will update you on the details of the beneficiaries as soon as possible. Once we get this information we shall upload a report on the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert and can read details about the beneficiaries.
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The receipts will start getting processed about 4 to 6 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly.
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