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
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.
Balajee Sewa Sansthan
7 October, 2021
Light up the life of poor girl students in Bihar
During the project period of Jan to June 21, we have got 40 lists of girls students after a door-to-door survey during sensitization of poor people to how to save from Covid-19 epidemic as well as awareness and help to registered for the vaccination. Our team has distributed 40 solar lamps in 2-3 villages only to very poor and needy girls students for the evening study.It is an appreciation for the girls' students as well as poor parents who are supporting their girl children to go to school. They feel proud and the solar lamp appreciates her effort. Other neighborhood girl children and parents were also motivated. We have covered 3 villages in 2 districts Patna and Bhojpur of the Bihar state.40 families are direct beneficiaries while more than 50 other families are motivated.Due to lack of electricity in the village are evening study of poor students interrupted and disturbed.\n","section":"Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months","question":"
\n 1. Please tell us what activities you have undertaken in this program in the last 5-6 months.You can refer to following pointers as\n
- Any milestones achieved? \n
- Any major events? \n
- Areas covered (cities, states, regions etc) \n
- Number of people impacted? \n
- How were they impacted or helped? \n
The only challenge is the lack of funds to support more girl children and families.The covid-19 pandemic is also a big challenge and due to this, many poor industrial laborers come back from cities due to unemployment.Our volunteers trying to provide ration and other support by local resources and thanks to Give India for the support of our work.In the next six months, we want to support more than 2000 families depending on the availability of the funds. Due to floods in Bihar more than 5000 families in our working area now living intent in the back of the road. We are trying to help them.\n","section":"Challenges faced and next steps","question":"
\n 2. Challenges in utilising funds/carrying out operations. Please refer to following points for reference:\n
- Any challenges faced? \n
- Any covid related hurdles? \n
- How did you overcome it? \n
- What is your goal/aim/activity plan for the next 6 months for this program? \n
Impact story: 13 years old very poor girl student Laxmi Kumari living in a small village named Vasantpur in Mussafil thana of Bhojpur district in the Bihar state. Her Father named Vinod Yadav is an agriculture laborer and has one buffalo for the livelihood of the family. Laxmi has a dream to become an officer or become self-reliant at a young age and help her family and make a pucca house. She is an intelligent girl and wants to give her time only on study but in the night due to light issue, she was disappointed. Now she has a solar lamp for the night study and is very happy to fulfill her dream carrier.\n","section":"Stories from the ground","question":"
\n 3. Any beneficiary impact story you would like to share?\n"}],"images":["https://cdn.givind.org/static/images/update/a5fde039-cdca-4b80-be93-fc14241db164.jpeg"]}
23 March, 2021
Solar lamp light up the life of poor Girl students in Bihar
Balajee Sewa Sansthan (BSS) is a registered NGO that currently operates in the state of Uttarakhand, Uttarpradesh and Bihar, with the Head Office in Dehradun, Uttarakhand and branch offices in these States.
As our name suggests, we consider it a privilege to be able to do “Sewa”, to serve our fellow human beings with the utmost dedication and compassion. We believe that every life has equal value and an equal right to live with dignity.
We have been, and are currently working on many different social issues viz..- HIV-AIDS (TI); Financial Literacy; SHG formation; Skill Development; Education for poor children, TB & Tobacco Control Program, Water & Sanitation (Providing low cost toilets); Rural Tourism (Himalayan Gram), Micro-finance, Renewal energy (Solar Energy), Vocational training etc.
BSS work with complete transparency and for the betterment of the society. It is my pleasure to support the girls students to provide solar lamps against donation received from GIVE INDIA.
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.
During the tough time of COVID-19 epidemic Balajee team identified the poorest girls students who want to continue her study and living in a village and have regular electricity problems in the evening, distributed solar lanterns among them. It’s also very helpful for the laborious students who were facing problems of lack of light in evening and night study. We have distributed approx 100 solar lamps between Apr to Dec 2020 the solar lamp among the school going children, rural poor family who is using kerosene lamps and who is coming from underprivileged poor family of Bihar.
5 August, 2020
Solar Lamps for poor girl students of Bihar
Solar Lamps for poor girl students of Bihar
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 in evening
and night study. We have distributed 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 as details given below.
In the last quarter 180 Solar lamps have been distributed among poor girls students of rural
area in Patna and Bhojpur (Ara) district of Bihar mainly to replace kerosene lantern and lamps. .
School going children could now study more efficiently in bright light of the solar lamp. The low
cost solar lanterns have received great response in rural area in Bihar where power cut is too
frequent. The solar light has brought brightness to the lives of many who were used to cook in
dim light of kerosene lamps. With the solar lanterns, they can easily travel even in the nights for
agriculture work. It can be used for study purpose too in villages.
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|