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Light Up the Lives of the Artisans of Rural Odisha

Charity Rural Development

Lack of electricity has left the artisans of Gotiguda in poverty. Donate towards a solar grid to transform their lives.

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  • Materials delivered and work has begun

    by Mahashakti Foundation on May, 22 2017

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    There has been a slight delay in the installation of the solar micro-grid as some of the materials took longer to reach. The materials were finally delivered on 20th May and work is now underway.

    We will keep you updated on the progress.


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  • Solar Microgrid Inauguration by May 20th

    by Mahashakti Foundation on May, 02 2017

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    We are delighted to share that the solar microgrid set-up will be completed by May 20th. Thank you for your tremendous support that has helped make this possible. 

    Here’s a quick overview of our progress since the crowdfunding campaign.

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About the Fundraiser

Lighting and electricity - These are basic necessities that most of us take for granted. Unfortunately, not everybody has access to them.

Lack of electricity has left the villagers of Gotiguda, a small village in Odisha, in poverty. The villagers are highly skilled craftsmen who depend on Dokhra metal crafts for their livelihood. However, without electricity and lighting, they are unable to produce enough craft work and thus struggle to make ends meet.

Access to electricity can transform their lives. They will be able to work longer, produce more and thus earn more. Electricity will also help improve the overall quality of their lives. The villagers of Gotiguda are hardworking and willing to put in the effort to achieve a better life. All they need is the opportunity.

 

The funds raised through this campaign will be used to set-up a solar micro-grid, provide lights and supply a polishing machine. Moreover, the solution is built on community involvement and is designed to be a long-term, self-sustaining solution.

To ensure the project’s operational success, we have tied up with the Mahashakti Foundation to help with on-ground operations and with TERI to help with technical mentorship.

 

 

 

With your help we can give them the opportunity they deserve. Contribute towards the cause and help us light up the lives of Gotiguda’s artisans.

 

For more information about the project such as the solution details - how it works and sustainability, cost break-up and timeline visit our website www.happylightproject.com

 

 

 

 

 

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