Household lighting, Manipur & Meghalaya

Enabling 550 households to install solar home systems in Manipur and Meghalaya


An extension of the previous risk underwriting project, this time in North East India.  For tribal communities in Manipur and Meghalaya, this project not only represents their first electricity through the installation of solar home systems, but also their first experience of bank accounts.  The grant is providing risk underwriting to allow a local rural bank to give loans to 550 households who have no credit history, to enable this very rural community to introduce electricity to their homes and provide power for micro-enterprises to enhance their livelihood opportunities.

Location
Manipur and Meghalaya

Households
550

Project Partner
SELCO Foundation

Status
Ongoing