Light – a Basic Neccessity and Right

When I started writing this blog, I was moved..


We all have all the basic necessity here in the Cities and have the luxury of using the electricity when ever we need. Have we ever thought of what is happening in rural areas?? If we do, then we for sure will not be using even a single unit of electricity at home. I recently came across this site called

How many of us have time to go through a site which is meant for raising funds for the social cause rather than wasting our time in Networking Sites like FB and Twitter?? To be honest, even I spend a lot of time in Networking Sites but have made up my mind to start doing something good for the society too since we all should not be selfish always.

I came across Karabi Sardar and Group which is from Jaynagar, a village in South 24 Parganas of West Bengal. This group consists of Karabi Sardar, Sumitra, Tumpa, Nila and Krishna with a total of 10 members. They are seeking a joint loan to buy solar lights for their households. Remember, it is only for Lights and not for Inverters or any other jazzy stuffs…Their village is plagued by frequent power cuts, which extends up to 12 hours at a stretch on many occasions. This forces people to end their work early and disrupts their daily activities including businesses and their children’s studies, especially at night.


Do we not curse our-self even if the power goes off for few minutes?? Think!!!


The women wants solar lights which has a two-fold benefit in comparison to normal kerosene lamps. Solar lights, being naturally powered requires a one-time investment after which no fuel is required to constantly power the lamp, as in the case of kerosene thereby reducing monthly expenditure. Secondly, they do not emit any harmful fumes and are eco- friendly.
Since each solar light costs Rs. 1600, the group is requesting a loan of Rs. 16,000 to buy 10 solar lights, which will be repaid to you within 12 months. This loan will allow the group and their family to lead a much better life and will come a long way in helping them to be more productive and avail better living conditions.


Are we ready to help them at all??


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