Pollinate Energy, a not-for-profit social enterprise, is working to provide affordable solar lighting to people in India’s urban slums.
Pollinate Energy has developed a business distribution model that follows the pathways developed by the spread of mobile phones in India to sell solar lights in more than 140 communities in Bangalore, India. The solar lights are intended to replace kerosene lights, which pose a safety risk, are expensive and pose environmental risks because of kerosene’s carbon emissions. The enterprise calls on volunteers thus far from Australia that join the fellowship programme to go to India and help set up micro-businesses in the communities where they will sell.
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