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Help provide families in rural Kalimantan who do not have access to electricity with safe and clean solar lighting.
In 2011, Photovoices International, an Indonesian NGO that empowers rural communities and brings awareness about their surroundings and livelihoods through village photographs and storytelling, implemented a village photograph program in four villages including Galinggang. One of the Issues brought up by the local communities was the lack of access to electricity.
Families in Galinggang village in Kalimantan, Indonesia do not have access to electricity. Most people rely on kerosene lanterns for lighting at night. Not only are kerosene lanterns dirty, dangerous and produce a poor amount of light, the rising cost of kerosene makes access to lighting increasingly difficult.
(Photo courtesy of Hamdiansyah@PhotovoicesKatingan.doc)
PT. Rimba Makmur Utama developed a REDD+ project in Katingan in partnership with Yayasan Puter and Mazars Starling Resources. This Yayasan Puter-Kopernik d-light project is a part of the REDD+ initiative to deliver technologies to one of the project-zone villages – Galinggang Village.
The d.light S250 solar lights will make life easier for people in Galinggang village. They will use the lights for many different activities at night, such as fishing, studying, reading and spending time with their families. They will spend less money on kerosene, and have more money to spend on other basic household needs. They will also reduce their exposure to dirty kerosene smoke and the risks of kerosene fires.
720 people (180 families)
Galinggang is one of the project-zone villages of the Katingan Peatland Restoration and Conservation Project, an ecosystem restoration REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation) project located in Kamipang Subdistrict, Katingan District, Central Kalimantan.
As one of the tangible benefits from future REDD+, Yayasan Puter decided to bring in this technology to one of the project-zone villages – Galinggang Village.
The people who will benefit from this project live in Galinggang village, Kamipang Subdistrict, Katingan District, Central Kalimantan. Families earn income from fishing and river cane farming, with a monthly income of 1.5-2 million/month (US$150-$200).
Yayasan Puter Indonesia will hold discussions with the community to decide the mechanism for identifying the beneficiaries for the first phase of the project, and also for the upcoming phases that will be implemented in villages near Galinggang, such as Tumbang Bulan village. We expect a total of 400 families in areas near Gelinggang will benefit from the continuation of the project.
Yayasan Puter Indonesia will distribute the d.light S250 solar lights to 180 families in Gelinggang, based on demand and by working to identify the families most in need. They will evaluate the first three months of distribution in order to develop a similar model to reach surrounding villages that also have no access to electricity, such as Tumbang Bulan.
|Product||Cost of the technology||30||180||5,400|
|Monitoring and oversight||staff and travel cost||1,000||1||1,000|
|Wire transfer fee||45||2||90|
|Clearance and local duty||0||0||0|
|Paypal/other payment processing fee||3.3% average based on the average size of project and average donation amount||3.30%||279|
|Kopernik 10%||In order to cover due diligence cost that Kopernik conducts||845|
Fluctuations in currency exchange rates and shipping costs may change the final quantity of technologies shipped for this project.
Financial contribution: Yayasan Puter Indonesia will work together with Mazars Starling Resources to cover the community development costs, specifically the non-technical activities and supporting funds for facilitators from the local communities.
Non-financial contribution: Assistance by staff of Yayasan Puter Indonesia.