Bangalore, Oct 30: This Diwali is truly going to light up thousands of households across several villages in rural West Bengal. Milaap, a Bangalore-based NGO, has taken up a Solar Lighting project. The project is aimed at providing electricity to 1500 poor households in villages of West Bengal. These villages are yet to be electrified. They rely on kerosene lamps to light up their houses after sunset.
Milaap has associated with Halabol to bring awareness among the citizens of India. Those who are interested in Milaap's social work need to sign a petition of minimising the usage of crackers. As part of Milaap's project, one can also utilise their savings in helping the underprivileged to install solar lights.
"Not only that - for every signature on the petition, one of Milaap's sponsors Arc Finance will donate Rs 10. Milaap targets an estimate of 20,000 signatures so that Rs 200,000 is raised for installing solar lights in houses of rural West Bengal," said a petition of Halabol.
Halabol is a platform that promotes social change.
Established in 2008, Arc Finance is a global non-profit that brings together practitioners, funders, pro-poor enterprises and end-users to develop solutions for access to finance for clean energy and water.
Those who want to be part of Milaap's mission can click here.