Light a Village (Lalpur)

Project Brief: Light a Village aims to raise startup funds for lighting a village in India using solar powered electricity.
Project Type: One Time / Infrastructure (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Cleveland
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Gayathri Krishnamoorthy
Project Partner(s): Sandeep Pandey
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Post Atrauli,,,UP, India,
UTTAR PRADESH 
Tel: 0522-2347365
Stewarding Chapter: Cleveland
Mar 2004ClevelandUSD 3300

Total = $3300

Lalpur has predominantly poor and landless agricultural laborers with poor access to healthcare and education. The village remains untouched by the electricity grid.
70 families in Lalpur village will receive an electrical connection enabling children to read and women to cook in the evening.
Each family will be charged Re. 1 per day for 4-5 hours of electricity. Hence a total of 70 families will generate a monthly income of Rs. 2,100.00. The yearly income will be Rs. 25,200.00. A solar technician will be given an honorarium of Rs. 1,500.00. This implies an yearly expenditure of Rs. 18,000.00. The balance of Rs. 7,200 will be used to replace the batteries every five years. The batteries will cost around Rs. 35,000.00. The balance amount will be used for other maintenance of inverter and other devices. Hence, this will be a sustainable enterprise after the initial investment
The Asha Lalpur Ashram is a local community effort carrying out intervention through right to information (RTI), self-governance, non-formal education, vocational skills development, gender rights and women’s self-help groups.

Empowerment through right to information is the main focus of activities of Asha ashram lalpur and surrounding villages in Hardoi district.