Every monthly donation helps families like Sarita's get access to light
Sarita Devi, a poor landless laborer from Raily, Bihar has three school-going, children. As power supply to the village is erratic, the only option for lighting is kerosene lanterns. Kerosene, however, is not easily available and the fumes are very unhealthy to breathe.
Due to these challenges, they suffer to do even simple chores like cooking, complete schoolwork etc. Balajee Sewa Sansthan noticed this and provided them with a solar lap. They were trained on how to charge and use the lamp appropriately.
A simple solution like this has brought a huge change in the lives of Sarita Devi's family and they no longer live and work in darkness.
By donating to this program
You will be sponsoring the benefits for different beneficiaries every month
About The Program
What the beneficiary gets
Many villages in Bihar have erratic or no supply of electricity. Even the villages that have electricity sometimes do not have power supply for days at a time.
Solar power can reduce dependence on unsafe kerosene lanterns. Balajee Sewa Sansthan works in these areas and helps poor villagers by distributing free solar lanterns. The poorest people from each village are identified and given free solar lanterns as well training on how to use and maintain them.
When you support this program, you will be bringing a family out of darkness to light.
About The NGO
Balajee Sewa Sansthan
19 November, 2019
Happy to receive the solar lamps
Happy to receive the solar lamps
23 May, 2019
Supply of electricity to the towns and villages is erratic and available for few hours in our working area of Bihar. There are still many villages where electricity has not reached. And in the villages having electric connections, power comes only for a few hours in a day and sometimes it doesn’t come for days together. Poor People are forced to use oil/ Kerosene lamps. Solar power can supply them electricity at night thus reducing dependence on kerosene/oil. The lamp shall not only light their homes, but it can charge mobiles. Balajee identifying the poorest people from a village and distributed solar lanterns. It’s also very helpful for the laborious students who were facing problems of lack of light after sunset. We are distributing the solar lamp among the school going children, poor family who is using kerosene lamps and who is coming from underprivileged poor family of Bihar, from more than 3 years now.
Story from the field
In the age of super technologies can you Imagine living in a world with no light when the sun set. This is the life of millions of Indian, mostly the rural poor population. Rupa Kumari, a girl aged 13 of Maner village in Patna, Bihar is one such girl out of those million people who do not have access to Electricity. The Girl and her family typically rely on kerosene lamps, and other unsafe light sources, which can lead to burns, injuries, poisoning and other destructive risks, as per our findings. The girl belongs to an underprivileged family where she has to work in fields for their family livelihood after her school hours. The girl does not get enough time to study during the day. The only time she left is evening, but she do not have available light source after sunset, which make her suffer her studies. Realizing the need for a more efficient energy source, Balajee Sewa Sansthan, a nongovernmental organisation has offered a solar lamp to the girl. After getting the solar lamp the girl can utilize her time after her work, which she was not able to utilize before. The solar lamp has brought balance between her work and studies. Now, The girl can study and support his family too.
|What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date||400|
|Village/City/State where project is located||Bihar|
|Total Budget for the project for FY18-19||654000|
|Total Expenses for the project YTD||218000|