Solar PV lamps were distributed to the members of Shree Gundi Pariwartan Women Group in a remote village of Gundi, Rapti Municipality-13, Chitwan in central Nepal, where there is no access to electricity. Mrs. Remika, member of Shree Gundi Pariwartan Women Group shared, “the support of clean and portable lamps allows children to do their homework after dusk and provides residents with a cleaner source of lighting for their homes. Solar PV lamps have now replaced kerosene lamps, significantly reducing health hazards such as burns and toxic fume inhalation. We are very thankful for the support.”
ECCA has been promoting the use of affordable and much more sustainable solar lights, to replace kerosene lights that are used in most houses where they have no electricity.
President of Janajyoti Women Group, Mrs. Kumari now uses daily the solar lamp provided to her by ECCA. The use of solar lamp has eased her daily life (during cooking and other household chores in the evening). Her children could also now study better in the evening, which has improved their education.
Earlier, they had to use kerosene wicked lamp, as there is no electricity utility grid in her village Santhali, which is located in a hilly area in north Chitwan, south central Nepal. The indoor pollution created when using kerosene wicked lamp is also now no more, thereby improving the family health.
Kalitar village of Rapti Municipality in Chitwan district, Nepal lies in a very hilly area. National grid electricity has not reached there because of difficult geographical terrain.
ECCA provided solar photovoltaic lamps to each of the 25 members of Janakalyan Women Group, Kalitar. They were also provided orientation on solar energy, how to properly use solar lamp, and its simple maintenance.
Mrs. Lalimaya, who has four school going children, is one of the members of Janakalyan Women Group, Kalitar. Mrs. Lalimaya is very happy as her four children have now benefitted from the use of the solar PV lamp. By using the solar PV lamp, now, they can study well in the evening as well.
Because of difficult geographical terrain (very hilly area), electricity has not reached Symrang village of Rapti Municipality in Chitwan district. ECCA mobilized the local women, helped them to establish women group and provided various trainings. ECCA also provided solar photovoltaic lamps to each of the 20 members of Janajyoti Women Group, which helped them to ease their daily life. They were also provided orientation on solar energy, how to properly use solar lamp, and its simple maintenance.
President of Janajyoti Women Group, Ms. Dilmaya is thankful for the support and shared that the solar lamp has eased her household work, which, previously, she had to do under kerosene lamp light.
Symrang village of Rapti Municipality ward 13 of Chitwan district (central Nepal) is the home of indigenous Chepang people. The village struggles with various development constraints, and no connectivity with national electricity grid is one of them.
After the support of portable solar lights to the villagers, besides powering home, the solar lights have helped in outdoor livelihood activities as well. During sowing and harvesting season, one has to walk for hours in dark while returning back home from early morning to late evening work at field. Earlier, the villagers used to climb steep hills in dark night fearing the rocks and loss of balance in the way.
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