- Dual purpose solar light and solar mobile charger
- Its bright white light illuminates a room similarly to a 3 to 5 Watt CFL lamp
- Provides 10 times more light than a kerosene lantern
In 2011, Photovoices International, an Indonesian NGO empowering rural communities through photographs and storytelling, implemented a village photograph program in four villages including Galinggang. Lack of electrictity was one of the most pressing issues raised by the local communities. Families in Galinggang village in Kalimantan, Indonesia do not have access to electricity. Most people rely on kerosene lanterns for lighting at night. Kerosene lanterns are dim, dirty and dangerous, and the rising cost of kerosene makes access to lighting increasingly difficult.
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. PT. Rimba Makmur Utama developed a REDD+ project in the district of Katingan in Kalimantan, in partnership with Yayasan Puter and Mazars Starling Resources. This project is a part of the REDD+ initiative to deliver technologies to one of the project-zone villages – Galinggang.
The solar lights will reach families in Galinggang village in Central Kalimantan. Families earn income from fishing and river cane farming, generating an average monthly income of Rp. 1.5-2 million/month (US$150-$200). 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.
Our local partner, Yayasan Puter Indonesia, will distribute the d.light S250 solar lights to 180 families in Galinggang, 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.
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: Yayasan Puter Indonesia staff will coordinate the solar light distribution.
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Wire transfer fee
Clearance and local duty
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3.3% based on average project size and average donation amount
In order to cover due diligence cost that Kopernik conducts