Even after 70 years of independence, more than 40 million households are without electricity in the country. Kerosene lamp are primary source of lighting in houses without electricity during the night time. Kerosene lamps come with health and safety concerns given fumes from kerosene lamp and fear of catching fire. Further during night time kids face difficulties in studying while the adult finds it difficult to work till late evening/ night to earn extra income.
The Lite-A-HomeTM program started in Mokhada Taluka, Palghar District close to 6 months back. 50 Solar Home Lighting Kits were gifted to families staying at villages such as Ruipada, Takli Pada & these families discovered the joy of brightness during night time. The program has managed to create an impact on 3 core parameters of kids education, health & safety & improving the savings for the family.