Innovation for Social Good- d.light brightens up 57 million lives with Solar Lamps

d.light is a global social enterprise delivering affordable solar-powered solutions designed for the two billion people in the developing world without access to reliable energy. d.light provides distributed solar energy solutions for households and small businesses all over the world. d.light supplies power products in 62 countries. Out of the 57 million people, 15 million school children have been reached with a reliable, affordable and accessibile solar lamp. d.light’s impact strategy is based on ‘theories of change’ across the four hubs- Africa, China, South Asia and the United States. This approach produces a deeper understanding of how solar energy affects households that previously relied on poor quality, expensive, and unhealthy alternatives, such as kerosene, candles and diesel. 57 million people have produced longer working hours of upto 27 billion hours, safer environment and health conditions, tons of CO2 offset and money saved.They are aiming to reach out to another 50 million people by 2010 thus accounting to a totality of 100 million people.In India, you can buy d.light products on

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Please note: The above mentioned figures are reported by d.light on January 31, 2016.

Author: Digital Empowerment Foundation
Category: Uncategorized
Date: March 12, 2016

Innovation for Social Good- Roll to reduce Load!

Narmada lives in a village, about 12 hour train ride from Mumbai. Beside doing all the household chores, she heads out to collect water from the nearby well. She sometimes has to take 6 trips in a day to draw water from the well. At a time, she can carry only two matkas on her head. She feels the load on her shoulders and neck.
A few months ago she heard about a new product that would help to reduce the burden of water collection.

The ‘waterwheel’ by Wello eases the burden by storing water in a container which could easy by rolled.

Waterwheel not only reduces the burden of carrying water but also saves time, improves efficiency and health.
After using waterwheel, Narmada can dedicate her time for her children and serves better as a nurse at a nearby community centre.

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Author: Digital Empowerment Foundation
Category: DEF, NEWS
Date: February 24, 2016