Inspired by 2-day Blackout, Solar Lamp Company Helps Poorest India Families

Inspired by 2-day Blackout, Solar Lamp Company Helps Poorest India Families

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“An Australian solar company is shining a light on impoverished communities in India, helping to improve the lives of locals and boost employment

Pollinate Energy aims to help India’s urban poor by giving them access to solar lights.

The business has so far sold over 6,000 solar lights to 500 communities in Bangalore — and has employed 17 workers to sell the lights.

The company was founded by Emma Colenbrander and four friends using $50,000 of their own capital following a two-day blackout in 2012 which left more than half a billion Indians in darkness.”

(READ the story from Australia’s ABC News)

 

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