“Ujyalo” means “the light” in Nepali. Ujyalo will be conducted in Birgunj, Nepal where the community is in dire need of electricity. With the help of one natural solar-water-light “bottle bulb”, we can create approximately 55 watts of light.
This natural bulb is created by adding approximately 5-7ml of chlorine to 1L of water in a soda bottle. This will not only help provide light in the homes with no electricity, but will also help us recycle unwanted soda bottles from the community. Having said that, this is both an energy efficient and environmental friendly project. The estimated time line for the project is 1 year and by the end of the summer of 2013 we plan to light up at least 200 households in Birgunj.
Also, given that major cities in Nepal, like Kathmandu, have to endure almost 20 hours of load shedding in the winter on a daily basis, this project has the potential to grow out of Birgunj and benefit hundreds of thousands of people in Kathmandu valley. Birgunj will be a pilot project for that bigger mission. To conduct this project at least $5000 needs to be raised. Therefore we need your help in raising this amount and providing this community with lights!