A loan of $4,200 helped to buy and sell Barefoot Power's solar lighting.


Santosh Kumar's story

Santosh belongs to the Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh, which is the largest state in India and is witnessing the highest crime rate. The conditions of the local population need attention. Varanasi district has around 541,704 households in total. Out of these, only 336,056 households have electricity and the remaining 200,330 household use kerosene lamps. Santosh would reach out through various small partners to provide solar clean lighting solutions from Barefoot Power to these 200,330 households. This would help children to study in proper light, women would feel safe, shops could open for longer times, and the economic conditions of people could improve. Santosh is well connected with NGOs and has a good reach in rural areas.



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