Nepal Earthquake Emergency Response
Phase Four

Help connect solar lights with earthquake survivors in Nepal, providing a clean, safe and reliable source of light at night in villages devastated by the disaster.

d.light S300
Solar lantern
  • Up to 16 hours of bright light or 100 hours on the bed light setting
  • Much brighter, safer, and more efficient than a kerosene lamp
  • Two-year warranty & lifespan of 5+ years
  • Also charges mobile phones
The S300 features 4 brightness settings, providing up to 16 hours of bright light (100 hours on the bed light setting)

This project has been completed.
Thank you to all who contributed.

Challenge: 

More than a month has passed since a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April 2015. UNOCHA  have reported that approximately 500,000 houses were destroyed and 8,700 people killed. The earthquake has also damaged at least 19 hydropower facilities, reducing Nepal’s power generation by 171 megawatts, causing up to six hours of blackouts every day in some of the affected regions. In other districts there is no access to electricity at all, and still very limited shelter.

How we can help: 

We are working with Empower Generation to connect d.light S300 solar lights with earthquake survivors, providing communities with a safe source of light at night. These solar lights can also charge mobile phones, making communications easier in the aftermath of the disaster. As the community shifts from recovery to rebuilding, the solar lights will also serve as a safe, sustainable lighting option for the years to come.

Who are we working with: 

The solar lights will reach earthquake survivors in Dhading and Nuwakot districts in the Bagmati zone, west and northwest of Kathmandu, Nepal.

Distribution: 

Given the dire humanitarian situation, Kopernik will distribute the technology for free in this special emergency response project. 

Project timeframe: 
Two months
Location :
Reaching 1000 people
Local Partner Contribution: 

Non-financial: Empower Generation has worked with Kopernik to distribute a total of 960 solar lights and 500 water filters for Nepal earthquake survivors to date, and will continue to work with us to distribute 200 more solar lights, funded by Japan Airlines.

Project Costs: 
Cost TypeCost DescriptionCost Unit AmountCost QuantityCost Amount
Product - d.light S300
Cost of technology (includes shipping)
$37.89
200
$7,578.00
Wire Transfer Fee
$45.00
$45.00
Domestic Transportation
$1,355.00
$1,355.00
Kopernik 15%
WAIVED
TOTAL
$8,978.00
Fluctuations in currency exchange rates and shipping costs may change the final quantity of technologies we ship for this project.