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Help the village of Katra in India finance a solar microgrid!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindy Nawilis Apr 28, 2014. 4 Replies

I believe in the power of lending money to create sustainable change in getting rural people out of poverty.  Not simply through microfinance, but through you and me. If we lend small amounts of…Continue

Indian energy entrepreneurs - apply for the Google Impact Awards!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vincent Kapur Aug 22, 2013. 1 Reply

See Google Impact Awards for more details.Continue

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Lion lights!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yotam Ariel Feb 28, 2013. 3 Replies

Genius Kenyan boy invents lighting device to scare lions away from his cattle at night! …Continue

Investing in youth is crucial to solving global energy poverty

Started this discussion. Last reply by Evan Mills Feb 26, 2013. 6 Replies

My article in the Huffington Post Impact blog:…Continue

Tags: development, community, sustainable, access, energy

 

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"Well written, Aneri. "
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New HuffPost Impact Blog: The Meaning Behind "Entrepreneur" and "Scale" and How Philanthropic Lending Can Improve Lives

Mera Gao Power needs working capital to build a solar microgrid for a village in rural India.My mother works in sales at a major department store. She has worked in retail for over 25 years -- she enjoys it and helps provide an income for our family. She is a saleswoman, and an excellent one…See More
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Cindy Nawilis replied to Aneri Patel's discussion Help the village of Katra in India finance a solar microgrid!
"I agree! "
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Yotam Ariel replied to Aneri Patel's discussion Help the village of Katra in India finance a solar microgrid!
"Nice!! Mera Gao Power are great!"
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Aneri Patel replied to Aneri Patel's discussion Help the village of Katra in India finance a solar microgrid!
"Mera Gao Power: http://meragaopower.com/"
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Yotam Ariel replied to Aneri Patel's discussion Help the village of Katra in India finance a solar microgrid!
"Interesting. Who is implementing the solar micro-gird?"
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Help the village of Katra in India finance a solar microgrid!

I believe in the power of lending money to create sustainable change in getting rural people out of poverty.  Not simply through microfinance, but through you and me. If we lend small amounts of money to help generate social enterprises that tackle rural infrastructure challenges (energy, water, sanitation), we are systematically helping villages overcome their daily challenges - one by one.  And the best part is you get the money back!  (at no interest though)Thus,…See More
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Aneri Patel replied to Computer Aid International's discussion Solar power companies in Ghana
"Computer Aid, You can find all Ghanaian energy access companies in our membership directory of the Energy Access Practitioner Network: www.energyaccess.org.  For a deeper connection, you can register for our affiliate network Sustainable Energy…"
Jan 30, 2014
Aneri Patel replied to Mark Bent's discussion Solar Lighting and Sexual Violence
"Here's an interesting article on the subject: Somalia: Solar Lights Protect Against Sex Attacks"
Sep 3, 2013
Vincent Kapur replied to Aneri Patel's discussion Indian energy entrepreneurs - apply for the Google Impact Awards!
"Very cool, although it is exclusively for non-profits, so my team will not be able to apply. Hope we see some great applicants!"
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Aneri Patel replied to Ognen Stojanovski's discussion Seeking Field Project Partners in Uganda (and Kenya)
"Hi Ognen, I am assuming you will be providing funding to the partner to complete this work?  If so, I would highly recommend Joint Energy Environment Projects, a local NGO that has a track record with solar and can easily do this work.…"
Mar 28, 2013

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New HuffPost Impact Blog: The Meaning Behind "Entrepreneur" and "Scale" and How Philanthropic Lending Can Improve Lives

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Mera Gao Power needs working capital to build a solar microgrid for a village in rural India.

My mother works in sales at a major department store. She has worked in retail for over 25 years -- she enjoys it…

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At 10:00am on January 16, 2013, Evan Mills said…

Hello Aneri,

Welcome to LuminaNET! 

Feel free to post in any area of the site, and, just as importantly, to comment on posts by other members.

Lastly, don't forget to add your location to our Member Map (follow this link).

Evan,
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